Govt reviews Better Ghana Laptop Project
Government has begun a process to subject the Better Ghana Laptop Project to a comprehensive review.
Already, the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, has decided to give priority to educational institutions with the ICT laboratories including Senior High Schools, Colleges, Polytechnics and Universities.
Sector Minister, Dr. Joe Oteng-Adjei announced this in Elmina when he handed over 455 laptops to 13 educational institutions in the central region.
Forty one more institutions are expected to benefit under the reviewed scheme intended to promote ICT application for teaching, learning and research.
The minister said over 50,000 laptops have been distributed since the inception of the Better Ghana Agenda Laptop Programme in 2010.
Under the current policy, all Senior High Schools (Public and Private), and Technical & Vocational Schools (Public and Private) who are accredited by Ghana Education Service qualify to be supplied with laptops. However, these institutions are under obligation to meet certain basic requirements in order to be eligible to receive the laptops.
These include a well established ICT Centre/Laboratory with good security features, Good Power supply system, Tables and Chairs, An ICT Tutor, Teaching Board/ Flippers
He expressed the hope the authorities of the various beneficiary schools will take up the responsibility to ensure that the laptops were put in maximum use for the benefit of all students and teachers.
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