The controversies surrounding the Teacher Mate 1 (TM1) laptops procured by the government of Ghana for Ghanaian teachers through the three frontier teacher unions GNAT, NAGRAT, CCT under the One Teacher One Laptop initiative has shifted focus.
Teachers across Ghana were quiet and hopeful that the government will withdraw the idea of offering them laptops with a GHC509 deduction from the Professional Allowances but it swerved them.
Even since the laptop initiative was launched, these teachers have been complaining until the deductions were actually made and things took a different turn.
But the worst of the issues is now coming up after the laptop’s interior parts were exposed to the public. According to the teachers, there is no memory (RAM) neither is there a cooling fan in the laptop.
Ghana is becoming more interesting as the public school teachers keep fighting with both the government and their labour unions who they claim negotiated the deal on their behalf.
Check out the interior of the TM1 laptop: