The Ministry of Education has taken delivery of the first set of computers meant for use by basic school teachers nationwide as part of the Basic School Computerization Project.
The Acting Minister for Education, Dr. Joe Oteng-Adjei received 1,250 laptop computers from the Group Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs of Rlg Communications, Prosper Harrison Addo at a ceremony in Accra.
At the same ceremony, the first batch of teachers selected to undergo an ICT training programme were graduated.
Last year, government launched a programme to train 50,000 teachers nationwide in ICT with the aim of making them ICT literate.
The programme also aims at improving teaching and learning of ICT subject in particular and teaching in general.
Each of the beneficiary teachers will be given a laptop to facilitate research and preparation of syllabus for teaching.
Three companies including Rlg Communications were awarded the contract to supply the 50,000 laptops.
Acting Education Minister, expressed delight at the successful completion of the first phase of the training project.
He described as prudent, the decision by government to ensure teachers across the country are fully clothed to withstand challenges posed by Information Communication Technology (ICT).
He said the ministry will continue to offer teachers every support needed to ensure efficient preparation of pupils for academic excellence.
The Director-General of Ghana Education Service, Benedicta Naana Biney lauded the contribution of teachers to the development of the country and expressed the hope the training and the laptops will further improve academic standards.
The Group of Legal & Corporate Affairs of Rlg Communications Limited, Prosper Harrison Addo, announced Rlg Communications has began a process to install Windows 7 software on all 60,000 laptops supplied to basic schools under the BSCP at no cost to government.
He announced the company intends focusing on content development for the education sector.
He urged efficient usage of the computers and the knowledge acquired to derive the desired impact.
The event was chaired by the Paramount Chief of Osu Traditional Area, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona.