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450,000 free student tablets ready for distribution next week – Dr Yaw Adutwum


The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has declared that the principal group of 450,000 free student tablets completely financed through the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) will be appropriated one week from now.


As per him, the dispersion of tablets has been classified into three stages, with 450,000 to be circulated to 32 schools to guarantee the successful dissemination of a sum of 1.3 million tablets. President Akufo-Addo reported on March 25 the appropriation of 1.3 million tablets to public Senior High School and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) students.


As indicated by him, this drive, under the Smart School Project is essential for the public authority's actions to guarantee that all areas of the nation are digitized.


Talking on JoyNews' Newsfile on Saturday, March 30, the Education Minister said "The 450,000 is somewhat less than 30 %, the organization is with the end goal that it is in three stages. The primary stage which is stirring things up around town and schools in the following coming week, is going to 32 schools in the 16 areas.


He said a framework has been made to screen the compelling circulation of the tablets. "When it gets to the school, there is a dashboard that illuminates us the tablets are here. The entire thought is to guarantee that you will do a staged way to deal with organization and don't get the framework overpowered."


"When we get them to the 32 schools, then in the span of up to 14 days from that point the rest which is stage two likewise begins moving to the schools, so it's a staged sending" he noted. He said the understudy mate one tablet accompanies a console as a supplement that can make it capability as a PC or exclusively as a tablet.


"There's likewise a power bank in it, and in the event that the power goes out, there's a sun powered charger that permits you to charge it utilizing sun oriented on account of this gadget. In this way, that is because of the issue of flighty power supply at specific times.

The Minister made sense of that this is important for endeavors in the future to progressively eliminate reading material by implanting them into the tablet.


As per him, ICT Organizers in the schools have offered preparing to educators and will keep on preparing the schools getting the tablets on their compelling use.


Dr Adutwum explained that the unit cost for every tablet is $250, and not GHS250. The initial 450,000 tablets are to cost 112 million cedis, though the whole 1.3 million will add up to 337 million Ghana cedis.




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