Teachers from the Alliance are protesting and threatening to shut down union offices over shoddy TM1 laptops.

 


Members of the All Teachers Alliance Ghana have demonstrated against the One Teacher One Laptop policy introduced by the government.

They presented a petition to the Ghana Education Service (GES) after the demonstration on Wednesday, December 15.

Deputy Director of the GES Dr Kwabena Bempah Tandoh received the petition on behalf of the director-general of GES, TV3’s Dela Mishel who covered the protest reported.

The group had earlier said it has come to their attention that despite court action they instituted, teachers’ money had been deducted without recourse to court proceedings for the One Teacher One Laptop initiative.

According to them, this has come as a shock to them since the original hearing of the interlocutory injunction filed on the 10th of November, 2021 on the stay of distribution and deduction had been rescheduled for hearing on the 14th December, 2021.

“Many teachers are not happy about this development and have raised genuine concerns about the manner in which GES has authorized the deduction of the laptops’ fee from their November professional development allowance.

“What’s more worrying is that the majority of teachers especially basic school teachers are yet to receive the laptops. The question now beckons how teachers could be deducted before providing them with laptops?” a statement they issued said.

As a reminder, The One Teacher One Laptop initiate was launched by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

During the launch, he handed over 350,000 laptops in fulfillment of the government’s pledge to equip Ghana’s teachers with the requisite ICT skills to prepare the next generation for the Fourth Industrial revolution.

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Source: Ghbase.com

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