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Ghana Government to Replace Textbooks with Laptops in Senior High Schools – Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

In a progressive move towards educational advancement, the Ghanaian government, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, is preparing to replace traditional textbooks with laptops in Senior High Schools (SHS) across the country. This initiative builds upon the successful launch of the One-teacher One-laptop project in September 2021, which aimed to equip teachers with modern teaching tools.

During a recent event in the Volta Region, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia emphasized the significance of investing in education as a means of shaping future nation builders. He announced that textbooks and other learning materials would be installed on the laptops, providing students with comprehensive resources for their lessons. The government plans to implement this program before the end of 2023, signaling their commitment to enhancing the quality of education in Ghana.

“If this country must move forward in the right direction, we must invest in education which is the only platform for preparing nation builders for tomorrow.

“The Minister for Education has also assured me that this year, we’ll start the replacement textbooks with laptops that have textbooks embedded in Senior high Schools,”

However, while this initiative showcases the government’s dedication to leveraging technology for educational development, some skepticism has emerged. Angel Carbonu, the President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), acknowledges the importance of integrating information and communication technology (ICT) into the educational system. However, he expresses concerns about the challenges that may arise during the implementation of the program.

“Looking at recent happenings, I foresee some challenges in the government being able to supply laptops to every student, however, we still have to keep hope alive, we don’t have a choice.”

Carbonu’s reservations stem from the logistical complexities involved in supplying laptops to every student across the country. He believes that the government may face obstacles in meeting the demand for these devices, as recent events have shown. Nevertheless, he emphasizes the importance of remaining hopeful and finding viable solutions, acknowledging that the integration of technology in education is a crucial step forward for Ghana.

The government’s decision to replace textbooks with laptops in Senior High Schools demonstrates a forward-thinking approach to education in Ghana. By equipping students with modern tools and resources, this initiative aims to enhance learning experiences and prepare students for the challenges of the digital age. While there may be hurdles to overcome, the government’s commitment to investing in education signals a promising future for Ghana’s youth.

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