Senior High School students across the country would be allowed to bring android phones or tablets without chip to school.
This was revealed at a joint meeting held between the National Executive Council and the Management of Ghana Education Service on 5th January, 2021.
“Because the new education curriculum stresses much on ICT. New policy is that students should be allowed to bring to school, phones or preferably tablets without chip”.
The details sighted by rymcitigh.com also indicate that the gadgets would be connected to the Wi-Fi by ICT teachers so that the students would be able to access different learning programmes.
“These gadgets would be registered on the school Wi-Fi by ICT teachers so they can have access to various learning programmes on the Wi-Fi. Registration will help facilitate monitoring of students’ activities on the platform”, excerpts from the meeting emphasized.
It was also thoroughly discussed that there would be modalities in the use of the phones and they will soon be revealed. The approved phone is Android. No IPhone would be allowed.
Schools which have not yet been connected to Wi-Fi are to report for an amicable solution to the problem. The speed of the Wi-fi will be increased when students’ tablets are hooked on the platform.
Teachers in the various SHSs are also going to be assisted to own laptops, per the new ICT policy. Government will take 70% of the cost and the teacher pays 30% . This will be spread out over a period of one year.