FREE SHS: “Every student to receive a tablet by April 2024” – Education Minister

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The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has stated that the government is set to distribute over 1.4 million tablets to students in senior high schools under the Free SHS policy.

Speaking at the Speech and Prize-Giving day of the Wesley Girls’ Senior High School, Osei Adutwum said the distribution will be done within the next two months.

According to him, the move is to help improve teaching and learning in the various public senior high schools nationwide.

“I am happy to tell you that within the next two months, every student in this school will have a tablet computer. We are building a learning management system, so all teachers are going to be trained, and you will do your homework and class activities online.

“So, if you have support, it should be getting more smart boards so that it will be a 360-degree smart, technology-driven environment,” quoted him to have said.

In a related development, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia also announced plans by the government to distribute free electronic tablets to all Senior High School (SHS) students across the country.

Dr Bawumia said the move forms part of the government’s digitization agenda.

According to the Vice President, the tablet will serve as an alternative textbook for the students.

The Vice President spoke at the University of Ghana, Legon, New Year School, on January 16, 2023.

“This year, we are on course to provide all senior high school students in Ghana with tablets loaded with textbooks for their studies. That’s a very game-changing development. We will have past questions preloaded on these tablets that will be distributed,” he stated.

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