Distribution of 1 Student 1 Tablet Project Starts at Opoku Ware SHS

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The Distribution of 1 Student, 1 Tablet Project has started at Opoku Ware Senior High School (SHS) in Kumasi. This initiative marks a significant step in the government’s efforts to integrate technology into education and enhance learning experiences for students.

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President of Ghana, and Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Education, officially handed over the first batch of several thousand smart tablets procured for Senior High School students at Opoku Ware School. This event signifies the commencement of a broader campaign to provide each student with a modern educational device, aligning with the government’s vision of fostering an ICT-driven educational environment.

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Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia also commissioned the first Smart School Block at the institution. This facility is designed to support digital learning, providing students and teachers with access to cutting-edge technology and resources. Dr. Bawumia had the opportunity to witness the first lessons being conducted in these technologically equipped classrooms, demonstrating the practical application of the new tools and the transformative impact on the learning process.

Picture of Teacher demonstration in the use of 1 Student, 1 Tablet

The handover of the tablets and the commissioning of the Smart School Block are in fulfillment of a pledge by the government to enhance the educational infrastructure and provide a conducive environment for teaching and learning. This initiative is part of the broader “1 Student, 1 Tablet Project” launched by the Ghanaian Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, a few months ago. The program aims to equip every Senior High School student with a smart tablet, ensuring that they have the necessary tools to thrive in a digital world.

Picture of Nana Akufo-Addo Smart Block at Opoku Ware SHS

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum emphasized that the government’s commitment to education goes beyond mere promises. He indicated that the delivery of on the 1 Student, 1 Tablet initiative is one of the government’s concrete steps to modernize the education system, making it more inclusive and accessible. The provision of these tablets is expected to bridge the digital divide, enabling students from various backgrounds to access quality education and digital resources.

The introduction of these smart tablets is set to revolutionize the way students learn, making education more interactive and engaging. Teachers will also benefit from this initiative, as the tablets come with pre-installed educational materials and applications that will aid in lesson planning and delivery.

The government’s dedication to providing modern, quality education is evident in this initiative, which aims to prepare the next generation of Ghanaians for the demands of the digital age.

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