Bawumia lauded for policy to give out tablets to SHS students 

The Executive Director of the Institute of Education Studies (IFEST), Dr Peter Partey-Anti, has lauded the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, for the policy to provide senior high school (SHS) students with tablets.

The Vice President announced this at the start of the 2023 New Year School at the University of Ghana, Legon.

“This year, we are on course to provide all Senior High School students in Ghana with tablets which are loaded with textbooks on them for their studies,” Dr Bawumia announced.

“That’s a very game-changing development. We will have past questions preloaded on these tablets that will be distributed.”

Speaking on this move on TV3‘s Midday Live on Wednesday, January 18, Dr Partey-Anti said the idea is laudable but must be transparent.

“I think it is a good idea and I just hope it will be implemented,” he said.

He said most of the first-class private schools have this policy already in place and it is clear from many homes that most kids now log onto smart phones of parents and guardians to learn.

He, therefore, called for quickened implementation but cautioned: “We hope it is going to be implemented in a more transparent manner.”

He cited how the ‘One Student, One Laptop’ initiative ended up in the hands of persons who were not students while the ‘One Teacher, One Laptop’ sees some teachers still not received their gadgets.

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