The Vice-President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says the central government as part of its digitization project this academic year through the Ministry of Education will replace Senior High School (SHS) textbooks with laptops.
Speaking at the 60th Anniversary celebration of the Hohoe Evangelical Presbyterian Senior High School, he said textbooks and other teaching and learning materials would be installed on the laptops to be used during lessons.
Saying the purpose of digitalization is to prepare students to fit into the global village he added that “If this country must move forward in the right direction, we must invest in education which is the only platform for preparing nation builders for tomorrow.
“The Minister for Education has also assured me that this year, we’ll start the replacement textbooks with laptops that have textbooks embedded in Senior high Schools,” the Vice-President told students at the 60th Anniversary.
Mr Mahamudu’s promise comes after he early this academic year said all second-cycle school students will receive free tablets from the government in a bid to improve teaching and learning for better educational outcomes.
Speaking at the 74th Annual New Year and School Conference at Great Hall and ISSER Conference Centre, Dr Bawumia said he had been informed the government is on course to provide the tablets to all Free Senior High School students.
“We are on course to provide all Senior High School students in Ghana with tablets preloaded with textbooks on them for their studies. That is a game-changing development,” the Vice-President said at the New Year and School conference.
According to him, aside from the electronic tablets loaded with textbooks, the device will also contain WASSCE for School past questions to help students prepare adequately for the international examination this academic year.