The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and Coalition of Concerned Teachers-Ghana (CCT-GH) have lauded the decision of the government to help provide teachers across the country with laptops following a press release by the Ghana Education Service (GES) on the 29th of January 2021.
A press statement signed by the leadership of the three teacher unions (GNAT, NAGRAT, and CCT-GH) indicates the acknowledgment of the decision taken by GES and have aligned themselves to the initiative.
“We write to acknowledge receipt of the said letter, and write to associate ourselves with your efforts to diversify education delivery in our school delivery, which involves both face-to-face and virtual at all levels of pre-tertiary education, following from the experiences of the pandemic, more specifically its impact on education at the pre-tertiary level”, the statement indicated.
The leadership could not hide their joy as they believe this initiative will help bridge the ICT gap among teachers and therefore expressed their willingness to accept the laptops in good fate.
“We are also happy with the digitization process under which schools are being provided with
Wifi facilities, and the collective efforts of the Ministry of Education (MOH), the Ghana
Education Service (GES) and we the Teacher Unions-GNAT, NAGRAT, CCT-GH, to secure
laptops for all teaching staff of the service, and the conditionalities attached to them. We are hopeful all the items and modules listed in your letter would be pre-loaded on the laptops, to facilitate smooth impartation, to the Schools. We hope this will enhance Continuous Professional Development (CPD) of teachers leading to the renewal of their license”, the statement added.
The unions on behalf of teachers have however assured the GES and the government that teachers are ready and prepared to receive the said laptops to teachers.