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Akufo-Addo launches Ghana Smart School Project, promises 1.3m tablets for SHS students

By Jeremiah Nutsugah

His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo today Monday, March 25, 2024 launched the Ghana Smart School Project at the Accra International Conference Center.

Among those in attendance were the Vice President and the running mate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Education Minister Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, and other dignitaries.

The Ghana Smart School Project aims to enhance SHS education by providing teaching and learning management systems, digital learning content, and electronic devices to all senior high and TVET schools nationwide.

This initiative aligns with the government’s efforts to promote e-learning and digitalization, in line with the Ministry of Education’s digitalization strategy for pre-tertiary education.

President Akufo-Addo announced plans to distribute Smart Tablets to 1.3 million Senior High School (SHS) students across the country.

Additionally, approximately 100 smart SHSs are slated for construction within the next two years to improve the learning environment and educational opportunities nationwide.

“To distribute 1.3 million educational tablets to students in SHSs. That is one student, and one tablet under the Ghana Smart Schools Project. The tablets are fitted with digital content to aid research, teaching, and learning.
“At the tertiary level, Ghana is pleased to provide tablets and laptops to students and lecturers at a discounted price to facilitate academic activities.

The government continues to seek innovative ways to promote STEM and the FSHS policy.”

Education Minister Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum emphasized the government’s commitment to advancing education despite economic challenges, stating, “[Someone] looked at me and said, ‘So you are doing all these in the midst of economic challenges,’ and I said that is what a visionary president does.

To ensure that we build a strong and robust education for the economy this economy will stand the test of time. This is the foundation.”

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