Gov’t dedicated to propel education despite economic crisis – MoE

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The Minister of Education, Honourable Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, says the central government is committed to rolling out a series of educational programmes to propel education despite the current economic crisis of the country.

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Speaking at the launch of the Ghana Smart Schools Project, which will ensure every Senior High School (SHS) student gets a tablet, Dr Adutwum said the government would continue to invest in education, leaving no child behind.

“[Someone] looked at me and said so you are doing all these in the midst of economic challenges, and I said that is what a visionary President does. To ensure that we build a strong and robust education for the economy, this economy will stand the test of time. This is the foundation,” he added.

The Minister for Education and Bosomtwe Member of Parliament said the groundbreaking initiative aims to enhance the Free Senior High School Programme by integrating technological advancements to empower students on a global scale.

Under the Smart Schools Project, he said the government will distribute 1.3 million educational tablets to Senior High School students, implementing a One-Student-One-Tablet policy. These tablets are equipped with digital content to enrich research, teaching, and learning experiences.

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“I am excited about the transformation taking place in the Education sector and with the Ghana Smart Schools Project now underway, I know that we are laying the foundation for a brighter tomorrow, where every child would have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and contribute to the prosperity of our nation,” the Education Minister noted.

The project aligns with the Ministry of Education’s digitalization agenda for pre-tertiary education. It supports the government’s goal of leveraging technological advancements to prepare Ghanaian students for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

President Nana Akufo-Addo launched Ghana Smart School’s project (GSSP) is also in fulfilment of the Education for Sustainable Development Agenda which is considered a key driver for rapid socio-economic transformation.

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