Following a meeting between the leadership of Teacher Unions and K.A Technologies, the computer company says it in due course will resume the distribution of laptops to teachers under the One teacher, One laptop initiative.
In a letter sighted by AcademicWeek, the management of K.A. said the purpose of the meeting held on May 31, 2023, was to inspect the stock and discuss the plan for resumption of the distribution of the Mate 1 laptop to teachers.
“Furtherance to the meeting held with the leadership of the Teacher Union at the Offices of K.A Technologies on May 31, 2023, to inspect stock and discuss the resumption of distribution of the laptops. I forward herewith you the revised schedule for the distribution as agreed.” the letter to the Unions said.
According to the revised schedule, the distribution of laptops under the ‘One Teacher, One Laptop’ policy’ will be carried out in phases across different regions in the country. The dates for the distribution are as follows:
|August 2023||Teaching Staff||Ahafo & Oti|
|September 2023||Teaching Staff||Eastern, Western North, Bono, Bono East|
|October 2023||Teaching Staff||Western, Central, Greater Accra, Volta , Ashanti|
|November- December 2023||Non-Teaching Staff||All regions|
|Western, Central, Greater Accra, Volta, Ashanti||Mop-up||All regions|
As the distribution seeks to ensure all teaching and non-teaching staff benefit from the ‘1 teacher, 1 laptop policy, the laptops procured by the government are aimed to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in public schools.
About ‘One Teacher One Laptop‘
The One Teacher, One Laptop policy is a government initiative in collaboration with Teacher Unions to support the vision of the Ghana Education Service of creating an enabling environment to facilitate effective teaching and learning.
The Teachers Mate 1 (TM1) is a world-class laptop built to inspire learning and superior performance. The TM1 is provisioned with a custom-built desktop application that delivers electronic learning and teaching content presented in a user-friendly electronic format.
It makes learning fun and enables equitable access to teaching resources needed by teachers in rural and urban areas. The ebook and learning application is designed to work offline and online to accommodate local peculiarities and challenges.