Successive governments of Ghana have in various capacities supported the development of the Ghanaian teacher over time and the new one is the one teacher one laptop.
In the past, the government of Ghana led by the National Democratic Congress Party under the Better Ghana Agenda initiative started the Teachers’ Laptop Project.
As a way of compensating the teacher to enrich his knowledge, the current government of Ghana has initiated a number of support programs for the Ghanaian teacher including the introduction of the Continuous Development Allowance and One Teacher One Laptop.
In a short event under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, the Vice President of the country, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia launched the One Teacher One Laptop project.
At the launch, the veep underscored the importance of teachers in the country’s human development and the need to support their work.
Also present at the program are; Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education, and Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, Director General, Ghana Education Service.
Sharing some light on the program, Dr. Bawumia wrote:
At a brief but colourful ceremony at the campus of the St Mary’s Senior High School on Friday, September 3, I launched and handed over 350,000 laptops under the ‘One Teacher One Laptop’ programme in fulfilment of government’s pledge to equip Ghana’s teachers with the requisite ICT skills to prepare the next generation for the Fourth Industrial revolution.I underscored that effective teaching and learning is critical to developing the human capacity for work, innovation and creativity; necessary ingredients for capacity building. Teachers are indispensable pillars to this necessary capacity building. This initiative, in collaboration with the Teacher Unions, is to support the vision of the Ghana Education Service of creating an enabling environment to facilitate effective teaching and learning.The government will provide teachers in Ghana with laptops preloaded with educational materials and with access to an E-Library equipped with books recommended by the GES on the various subjects. The materials can be accessed whether online or offline and with free Wi-Fi available in 722 Senior High Schools across the country, access to the almost innumerable resources available on the internet is expected to aid research, teaching and learning.