GES directed to comply with MoU on One Teacher One Laptop Initiative

GES Director-General Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa,
GES Director-General Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa

Some concerned teachers across the country have called on the Director General of the Ghana Education Service to as a matter of urgency, call off the pending virtual ICT training for teachers as it goes contrary to the dictate of the agreement signed under the One Teacher One Laptop initiative.

The teachers, who identified themselves as members of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) in a press release indicated that, the virtual training wasn’t part of the options indicated in the agreement.

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“Again, in the MoU, it was clearly stated that the technical training would be organised for all teachers at locations agreed upon by the parties. A virtual training was not stated in the agreement” the release indicated.

This came after the Ghana Education Service, has directed all Regional Directors of Education to inform teachers in their regions of an online ICT training scheduled for February 16, 2022.

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The concerned teachers also indicated that, the workshops and trainings, as agreed in the MoU were to be organised after all teachers have been given their laptops.

“Based on the agreement signed by the teacher unions, such workshop must be organized after the laptops have been supplied to all teachers across the country. So, one will ask, has that been done? The answer is a big NO. If so, why the rush to organise a training workshop?” the release further stated.

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It is yet not known, when primary School teachers together with others who have still not received their laptops, would be given before the workshop.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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