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By Victoria Agyemang, GNA 

www.ghanareaders.com

Abura Dunkwa (C/R), Feb 03, GNA – A total of 15, 322 Senior and Junior High School teachers in the Central Region have received laptop computers under the government’s ‘One Teacher One Laptop’ project. 

The goal is to help equip them with basic Information Communication and Technology (ICT) skills to enhance teaching and learning as the country pushes aggressively towards digitalisation. 

Seventy (70) percent of the cost of the laptop has been absorbed by the government and the teachers’ pay the rest. 

Mrs. Martha Owusu-Agyemang, the Regional Director of Education, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Abura Dunkwa, in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese District, that 6,349 laptops had been distributed to Senior High School (SHS) teachers in the area with another 8,973 supplied to those in Junior High Schools (JHS). 

It would soon be the turn of the kindergarten (KG) and primary teachers. 

Mrs. Owusu-Agyemang said the intervention would help them to keep pace with globalization, adding that it was going to improve teaching and learning outcomes.

She urged the beneficiaries to take advantage of the device upgrade themselves in ICT, so that they would not be left behind by globalization. 

The Regional Education Director urged the teachers to use the laptops for the intended purpose. 

Mrs. Justine Apawu, the District Education Director, said the laptops were going to facilitate effective teaching and learning in schools and she counseled the teachers to take good care of them.

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