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Bawumia promises 1 student, 1 tablet

Senior High Schools (SHSs) across the country will soon be provided with electronic tablets, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed during this year’s New Year’s School on Tuesday, 17 January 2023 at the University of Ghana, Legon.

According to the Vice President, “this game-changing development” is geared at providing students with the relevant materials needed for their learning.

He indicated that the initiative forms part of the Akufo-Addo-led government’s digitalisation agenda.

He revealed that the tablets will be uploaded with past questions and textbooks.

Dr Bawumia said: “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.

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

Plans are currently underway to make access to the internet free in both second-cycle and tertiary institutions to enhance teaching and learning.

The contract for the first batch of Wi-Fi installations in some second cycle and tertiary institutions as part of the project has already begun, the government has disclosed. – Classfmonline.

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