H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has chimed in about the distribution of laptops to teachers across the country. He made this revelation on the 9th of March 2021 during the State of the Nation Address.
According to the president, a key objective of the government’s effort to improve quality education and ensure that the students become globally competitive is to maintain the integrity of our examination and assessment. In connection with this, the government working through the West African Examination Council (WAEC) will introduce new measures to curb examination malpractices.
The President in his submission indicated that he acknowledged teachers by indicating that teachers are the central stakeholders of every educational reform in the country.
“I acknowledge that the teachers are at the centre of every reform in the field of education, prioritizing the welfare of teachers remains the key objective of the government. After the restoration of teacher training allowances, government is now paying professional allowances to both teaching and non-teaching staff”, he stated.
He further revealed that the government is facilitating the acquisition of 280,000 laptops for teachers across the country. According to him members of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Coalition of Concerned Teachers-Ghana (CCT_GH) and National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) are set to receive the said laptops this year.
“I am happy to announce that government is facilitating the acquisition of 280,000 laptops for members of the GNAT, CCT-GH and NAGRAT year”, he added.
He additionally indicated that the minister for education will soon detail the action plan for the implementation of the national teacher policy.