It’s not our duty to determine type of laptops for teachers – NAGRAT President

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NAGRAT President, Mr. Eric Agbe-Carbonu
NAGRAT President, Mr. Eric Agbe-Carbonu

The President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) Mr. Angel Eric Agbe-Carbonu says, it is not the responsibility/duty of Teacher Unions to determine type of laptops for teachers.

According to him, it is the sole responsibility of Government through the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) to determine type and specifications of laptops for teachers.

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Speaking on Dwaso Nsem of Adom 106.3 FM on 6th September, 2021 Mr. Angel Eric Agbe-Carbonu added that, Ghanaian teachers especially, members of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) are satisfied with the New Patriotic Party government’s “One Teacher One Laptop Initiative”.

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He said, Government’s effort to distribute laptops to teachers in fulfilment of their pledge to equip teachers with the requisite Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills to prepare the next generation for the Fourth Industrial revolution is highly welcomed.

It’s imperative that, effective teaching and learning is critical to developing the human capacity for work, innovation and creativity; necessary ingredients for capacity building.

In view of this, the Pre-Tertiary Education Unions GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT-GH have proposed to government to purchase laptop for Pre-Tertiary Teachers.

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Mr. Angel Eric Agbe-Carbonu in a statement said;

a. Government will facilitate the acquisitions of the Laptops.

b. That GES will ensure effective distribution of the Laptops 3.

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That there will be cost sharing as follows;

a. Government paying 70%

b. Teacher paying 30%

c. That the Teacher’s 30% component will not be deducted from the Teacher’s salary but paid through the professional allowance allocations.

d. That the computers provided become the property of the individual teacher.

e. That the company KA Technology provide training and after sale service to the teachers.

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Mr. Eric Agbe-Carbonu has detailed the break down of the payment schedule as agreed in their meeting. According to him, the total cost of the laptop is GH¢1,831.47, government will pay GH¢1,282.03 representing 70% while the teacher pays GH¢ 549.44  representing 30%

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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