The “one teacher, one laptop” was officially launched on 3rd September 2021 by the Vice-President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. At the ceremony, the Vice-President revealed that 350,000 laptops have been readied for distribution to all teachers across the country.
As a matter of technological advancement, the presidency in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES) has come to a consensus that the writing of lesson notes by teachers should be replaced by the soft copy materials that have been installed on the laptops. This was revealed in an official post made by the jubilee house presidency news portal.
According to the published post, this initiative has many benefits for both teachers and students, according to experts in education. With the curriculum materials already installed onto the laptops, the suggested lesson notes prepared by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) can be downloaded onto the laptops and used to end the burdensome task of writing lesson notes into notebooks.
This would perfectly be in tandem with the fifth skill and competence under the new standards-based curriculum, the promotion of digital literacy.
The laptops would also help in the field of assessment. The filling of School-Based Assessment, report cards, cumulative records, and the building of learners’ individual portfolios would become easier if each teacher owns a laptop CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!!