Teacher unions are expected to meet the Ministry of Education today over Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumiah’s 1 Teacher 1 Laptop policy.
The initiative seeks to facilitate lesson planning, teacher and learning outcomes for every teacher in public schools from kindergarten to senior high school level.
The Teachers say months after paying for the said laptops, some are yet to receive their machines. They say government’s silence on the matter is deafening.
Meanwhile, government has through the Vice President disclosed of plans to give each senior high school student one laptop to facilitate learning.
Spokesperson for the Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Ayikoi Awulley Addoquaye in an interview with Starr News said the Teacher Unions hope that the meeting will yield results.
“It is a game of politics and we know there could be political expediency. It could even happen that they will provide them[students] with their laptops while teachers wallowing and waiting for the laptops they’ve paid for. But we will not keep quiet about that. We’ve had several meetings with the suppliers and the Ghana Education Service and we even gave them up to the end of May, May is ending. The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service has called for a meeting. We don’t know whether the laptops are ready and the rest of the teachers will be receiving their laptops. So we are hoping that we’ll receive a good news as to the laptops for the rest of the teachers.”