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1.3m SHS students to receive tablets under smart schools project – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced a plan to provide Smart Tablets to 1.3 million Senior High School students nationwide.

This initiative was unveiled during the launch of the Ghana Smart Schools Project in Accra on Monday. The project aims to equip students under the free SHS policy with essential technological skills, aligning with the government’s commitment to advancing education through technology.

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President Akufo-Addo also revealed that approximately 100 smart SHSs will be constructed across the country over the next two years.

These schools are intended to improve the learning environment and educational opportunities for students nationwide.

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The tablets distributed to SHS students under the Ghana Smart Schools Project will be equipped with digital content to aid research, teaching, and learning.

Additionally, at the tertiary level, Ghana will offer tablets and laptops to students and lecturers at discounted prices to facilitate academic activities.

Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, emphasized the government’s dedication to enhancing education despite economic challenges.

He stated that the government will roll out various programs to support education across the country, ensuring that no child is left behind. Dr. Adutwum highlighted the importance of investing in education and commended President Akufo-Addo for his vision in building a strong educational foundation for the country’s future.