Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has announced the latest step in the government’s digitisation agenda regarding Senior High School students.
According to the Vice President, the government is working on an initiative to provide free electronic tablets to every senior high school student this year.
This follows up on the government already providing free Wi-Fi at Senior High Schools across the country.
Bawumia announced the move when he addressed the opening of the 2023 Annual New Year School and Conference (ANYSC) at the University of Ghana on Tuesday, January 17th 2023.
Calling the development a ‘game-changer’, he announced it as the next move in the digitalisation agenda.
The Veep said the tablets which will come pre-loaded with textbooks and past examination questions.
“….We’ve implemented free Wi-Fi in our Senior High Schools. One of the things that I’m very excited for this year, the Minister of Education has told me that we are on course this year 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 to all and I pray that it does come to pass this year…,” Dr Bawumia said.
Bawumia opened the 74th Annual New Year School and Conference (ANYSC) as the Special Guest of honour.
The programme, which is held annually and is aimed at providing a space for stakeholders to discuss issues affecting Ghana and the African continent at large, is being held at Legon under the theme: “Positioning the African market for sustainable economic development through African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)”.
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