• An alleged new cost of the laptops for Ghanaian Teachers surfaced.
• Ghanaian teachers are in dilemma over One Teacher One Laptop Initiative
• Watch and listen as the Deputy Minister of Education quotes a new figure for the new teachers’ laptop.
The Government of Ghana (GoG) has in collaboration with the three major Pre-Tertiary Education Unions in the country began distributing some 350,000 laptops to Ghanaian Teachers launched by the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The unit cost of the laptops according to the Teacher Unions in a write-up made by the National President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) Mr. Eric Agbe-Carbonu is in total GH¢1,831.47.
In the statement, the National President of National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) Mr. Eric Agbe-Carbonu has announced a new cost of the laptop and detailed payment breakdown which is different from what every teacher is aware of.
According to the statement, the cost of the laptop is now GH¢1,831.47 not GH¢1,550 communicated to teachers in the past.
An amount that is distributed on a cost-sharing basis as; 70%:30% between the government and the teacher respectively.
On a contrary, a video cited featuring the Deputy Minister of Education Hon. Rev. John Ntim Fordjour in an interview with the Citi News/FM Eyewitness journalist Mr. Umaru Sanda Amadu has captured a different cost of the laptop. The video in circulation has it that, the cost of the laptop is not GH¢1,831.47 but rather GH¢1,550. Meanwhile, the Teacher Unions communicated a different cost.
The Ghanaian Teacher is left stranded in the midst of government’s agenda to distribute laptops to all Pre-Tertiary teachers across the country.
What is the fate of the Ghanaian teacher as far as this laptop distribution is concerned?
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.