Nana-Addo gives launch date for the one-tablet per-student policy

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The one-tablet per-student policy at the Senior High School level will be formally launched by March this academic year, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo disclosed in his 2024 State of the Nation Address (SoNA).

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“Indeed, the one-tablet-per-student policy at the Senior High School level is being rolled out and will formally be launched by me next month. It is a great tool to help bridge the gap between disadvantaged and privileged students

But a lot remains to be done. Many basic schools require more adequate classrooms, and furniture, and the environment in some of these schools can be made more suitable for learning and teaching,” Akufo-Addo said. 

In line with His Excellency’s, the Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum said plans are underway for the government to distribute more than 1.4 million free tablets to students in government Senior High Schools in April.

Speaking at a Speech and Prize Giving Day of the Wesley Girls’ Senior High School, he said the move forms part of the Free Senior High School program to help improve teaching and learning in the various public Second-cycle schools.

“I am happy to tell you that within the next two months, every single student in this school will have a tablet computer. We are building a learning management system, so all teachers are going to be trained, and you will do your homework and class activities online

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So, if you have support, it should be getting more smart boards so that it will be a 360-degree smart, technology-driven environment,” the Bosomtwe Member of Parliament, Adutwum told Wesley Girls’ Senior High School students.

His assurance comes after Vice-President, Mahamudu Bawumia said the government as part of the digitization agenda this academic year will distribute free electronic tablets to all Senior High School (SHS) students across the country. 

In his address at this year’s New Year School at the University of Ghana, Legon, the Vice President of Ghana indicated the free tablets preloaded with past questions will serve as an alternative textbooks for the students.

“This year, we are on course to provide all Senior High School students with tablets which are loaded with textbooks on them for their studies. We will have past questions preloaded on these tablets that will be distributed,” Bawumia stated.

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