The Ghana Education Service(GES) has made public their intentions of providing their pre-tertiary teaching staff with laptops. This will be done in the hopes of facilitating teaching and learning as they will be alternating between classroom and online lessons.
Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, Director-General of GES wrote in a letter which was sighted by GhanaWeb that the Government has agreed to pay 70% of the cost while the individual teacher is to pay 30%. According to him, these amounts have been agreed upon in consultation with the Teacher Unions.
“The laptops are to be owned as personal assets of the individual teachers, and it is mandatory for each teacher since much of the materials for teaching will be uploaded on them. Thus, to enhance performance of teachers, the curriculum, Teachers’ Resource Pack, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and Professional Learning Communities (PLC) modules, as well as the textbooks on core subjects will be pre-loaded on the laptop,” part of the statement dated January 29 read.
“Government has agreed to pay 70% of the cost while the individual teacher is to pay 30%. These amounts have been agreed upon in consultation with the Teacher Unions,” he wrote.
Although schools across the country have resumed amid the pandemic, Ghanaian authorities seem to be putting effective measures in place to render the academic year successful, while controlling the spread of the virus simultaneously.