Government of Ghana Initiates Distribution of Free Tablets for SHS Students Starting Monday, March 25

government of ghana initiates distribution of free tablets for shs students starting monday, march 25

Senior High School Students in Ghana to benefit as government unveils plans to kickstart the distribution of free tablets   for SHS students beginning Monday, March 25, 2024.

This marking a significant milestone in the Ghana Smart Schools Project. Nana Gyamfi Adwabour, the Executive Director of the Centre for National Distance Learning and Open Schooling, disclosed that this initiative aims to equip SHS and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools nationwide with teaching and learning management systems, digital learning content, and electronic devices.

During an interview on JoyNews on March 22, Adwabour outlined the comprehensive scope of the project, emphasizing its inclusivity across all 503 public SHS and TVET institutions. He clarified that the distribution would be carried out in phases, with each phase covering 30 schools until all institutions are beneficiaries, a process expected to span over a year.

Remarks Made by Nana Gyamfi Adwabour on Free Tablets for Senior High Students in Ghana

The project of this sort is a national project and implementation has to be done very right. So, if you look at it a lot of stakeholder engagement has been done and it’s a collaborative project, so the private sector, public industry, academia we all have to come together, GES which they own the SHS, TVET, they are all part of it.


So they came about with this schedule with the minister sitting on top, that these 30 schools have to go and ministry, we have a plan on how to implement the project so we can keep an eye on monitoring and evaluation to make sure that we achieve the results that we are looking for, he remarked.

Nana Gyamfi Adwabour’s Interview: Free Tablets for SHS students in Ghana

Adwabour stressed that the tablet distribution initiative encompasses students across all levels, including those in Form 1, Form 2, and Form 3. Notably, he highlighted that the tablets have already been procured and are currently in the country, awaiting distribution to the Ghana Education Service (GES) and TVET stores in various districts, from where they will be disseminated to the designated schools. This strategic approach ensures equitable access to digital resources and educational tools among students, fostering a conducive learning environment conducive to academic excellence and technological literacy.


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