March 17, 2022

The Member of Parliament for Akim Oda, Alexander Akwesi Acquah has on behalf of the Government presented laptops to the education Directorate for distribution to teachers.

Addressing the teachers during the presentation, the MP said government’s drive for ICT is very high, and it is the reason government has partnered the teaching profession to help provide the teachers with the laptops to ensure they are well equipped to make sure ICT becomes the order of the day.
“We normally call ourselves BBC (Born Before Computer) whether you like it or not it’s with us. I mean we are an ICT economy, we are in a very digital economy and so everything we do is now based on ICT.

The Municipal Director of Education, Mrs. Esther Quaye-Sowah said the One-teacher, One-laptop policy is a very good since it gives the teachers the opportunity to own the laptops through a cost sharing initiative in which government pays the greater part of the money and the teachers paying the remaining part.

She said it cannot be that the laptops are inferior because they are tried and tested, and preloaded with educational materials, the curriculum, e-library among others.

She noted that the laptops have come at the right time with the implementation of the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) policy and the laptops would serve the purpose of the teacher in the classroom.

Mr. John Akpaloo, ICT Coordinator at the Directorate assured the teachers that the company supply the laptops has promised to establish service centres at the various metropolitan, Municipal, and Distribute Assemblies to help provide quality parts and serving of the laptops.