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Akufo-Addo officially launches “1 student, 1 tablet” initiative by Education Ministry

President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has launched a “1 student, 1 tablet” initiative by Education Ministry to enhance secondary level education in Ghana.

Speaking at the launch held at the Accra International Conference Centre, the president intimatedsaid he mentioned in his State Of The Nation’s Address that government has begun to roll out the innitiative in Senior High Schools.

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He noted that its a tool intended to break the gap between disadvantaged and priviledged students.

“Today I have the singular honour of launching officially, yet another intervention to add further impetus to what I have already described as transformative policy that is broken miss and liberated mines, Free Senior High School programme,” the president expressed.

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Considering education as the centre of poverty eradication, the president mentioned that it is the reason he launched the Free Senior High School policy in 2017

In a move to revolutionize education in Ghana, the Akufo-Addo-led government has introduced the One-Student One-Tablet (1S1T) program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) schools nationwide in February 2023.

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The Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, unveiled plans to provide free tablets to over 1.4 million students in government Senior High Schools, with distribution scheduled to begin in April. This initiative forms a crucial part of the Free Senior High School program, aimed at enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in public second-cycle schools.

Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia emphasized the government’s dedication to digital transformation in education during the New Year School at the University of Ghana, Legon. He highlighted the distribution of free electronic tablets preloaded with essential textbooks and past questions to all Senior High School students nationwide. This initiative marks a shift towards utilizing technology to facilitate learning and equip youth for success in the digital era.

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