One Teacher One Laptop: How CCT and NAGRAT contradicted themselves with exact cost

EXTENSION 2022 COLA FOR LAPTOP GES GNAT SUSPEND TEACHER UNIONS

EducationGhana, September 6, Teachers Laptop: Two Teacher Unions, the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana (CCT-GH) have released different costs of the Teachers’ Mate 1 Laptops.

 

CCT’s Cost

According to a memo by the Coalition of Concerned Teachers to its members on September 6, 2021, The laptop costs GH¢1,550 and teachers are to pay 30% (Ghc 465) of the cost (Ghc 1,550)

The 30% shall be deducted from this year’s Teachers professional allowances and not from teachers’ salaries. The professional allowances are to be paid by September or October 2021.

 

NAGRAT’s Cost

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has released the exact cost of the Teachers’ Mate 1 Laptops

The Unions in a letter drafted by the President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) Angel Agbe Caebonu on September 6, 2021, indicated, that the One Teacher One Laptop Project was the intervention of the three Unions.

According to him, the three unions suggested to the government to provide laptops to all teachers to aid in effective teaching through the application and use of ICT.

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Conditions and Terms

He added, that the Government through the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service headed to the call of the Unions under some under listed conditions and terms.

  1. That Government will facilitate the acquisitions of the laptops
  2. The GES will ensure effective distribution of the Laptops
  3. That there will be cost-sharing as follows;

a. Government paying 70%

b. Teacher Paying 30%

  1. That the teacher’s 30% component will not be deducted from the teacher’s salary but paid through the professional allowance allocations.
  2. That the computers provided become the property of the individual teacher.
  3. That the Company KA. Technologies provide Training and after-sale service to the teachers.

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Breakdown of Cost

The breakdown of the Prices are as follows

  1. Government GH¢1,282.03     –      70%
  2. Teacher        GH¢549.44      –        30%

Total                 GH¢1,831.47    –      100%

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Contradictions

The two costs by the two unions presuppose that arguments being raised by the President of the Innovative Teachers Union, Stephen Desu on the alleged fraud in the purchase of the laptops could hold.

 

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