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NEWS IN: “Even the simplest smartphone does not cost less than GHC 500” – Director General fires back at teachers

The Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwa, witnessed the distribution of Laptops to
teachers at O’Reily Senior High School in Accra on Monday.

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The distribution train made a stop at the O’reily SHS amidst cheers and excitement from teachers.

In presenting the devices, the Director General discounted the perception that the TM 1 Laptops are of poor quality simply
because they were not coming from any of the known brands of computers.

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On the cost of the Laptop as being expensive, the DG said “even the simplest smartphone does not cost less than GHc 500.00” and that if a “teacher is parting away with such an amount to own a Laptop, that cannot be described as shortchanging the
teacher.”

The Deputy Director General in charge of Quality & Access, Dr. Kwabena Bempah Tandoh, used the opportunity to educate the
teachers on the use of the Laptop and its content.

He added that the Laptops were preloaded with teaching resources and aids, including the Curriculum. Dr. Tandoh again disclosed that all teachers would soon be given dedicated email accounts for the purposes of communication between the Service and teachers to avoid the nuisance of fake documents being splashed on social media.

The teachers who received the Laptops expressed their satisfaction for the device, that it will help them teach effectively and spare them the stress of writing lesson notes in heavy note books.

The distributions at the Senior High School level is expected to end on the 17th of December 2021.

The 2nd and 3rd phases will commence in January 2022.

Source: GES official Facebook Page

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