GES issues new update on teachers mate 1 (TM1) laptop for teachers

GES Director-General Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa
GES Director-General Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa

Management of Ghana Education Service (GES) has issued a new update to teachers, and the general public on the government’s “One Teacher One Laptop Project”

The statement released by the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service madam Cassandra Twum Ampofo said, the One Teacher One Laptop project was duly launched on 3rd September, 2021 by His Excellency the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamadu Bawuma, ably supported by the Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, his Deputy Ministers and the Director-General of GES Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa.

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According to the statement, management of the Ghana Education explained that, as of Friday, 10th December, 2021, 80% of the 62,000 laptops for Senior High School teachers have been delivered across the regions. This phase is expected to be completed on the 17th of December, 2021.

GES further said, the Phase 2 and 3 for the Junior High and Primary schools will commence in January 2022 when schools re-open.

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Again, GES added that, the TMI laptop has a training component: so far, 260 GES District ICT Coordinators have been trained with certified Microsoft ICT tools to provide technical support to teachers.

“Digital online training and learning modules will commence in the coming weeks for every teacher. The training will include digitizing lesson notes, using online tools for learning management and supporting learners. These online trainings will attract CPD points for the teacher.” The statement said.

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Management of GES again said, to ensure teachers get access to approved GES/NaCCA learning resources, KA Technology Ghana Limited has signed an agreement with all major publishers to have their textbooks and other teaching and learning materials uploaded on the portal.

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“Management remains committed to the scheduled dates for the distribution.”

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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