The Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced a new cost of the famous ”One Teacher, One Laptop” Initiative against the cost being issued by the Deputy Education Minister.
The GES in a statement issued on September 9, 2021, indicates that the total cost of the Teacher Mate 1(TM1 ) Laptop per one is GH¢1,831.47.
The GES said the government absorbed GH¢1,282.30 While each teacher will pay GH¢549.44.
EducationGhana’s fact findings indicate that the said calculation was not a GES error but that of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT).
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.
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.
- That Government will facilitate the acquisitions of the laptops
- The GES will ensure effective distribution of the Laptops
- That there will be cost-sharing as follows;
a. Government paying 70%
b. Teacher Paying 30%
- That the teacher’s 30% component will not be deducted from the teacher’s salary but paid through the professional allowance allocations.
- That the computers provided become the property of the individual teacher.
- That the Company KA. Technologies provide Training and after-sale service to the teachers.
Breakdown of Cost
The breakdown of the Prices are as follows
- Government GH¢1,282.03 – 70%
- Teacher GH¢549.44 – 30%
Total GH¢1,831.47 – 100%
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