The management of the Ghana Education Service wishes to inform all staff and the general public that:
The supply of Teacher Mate 1(TMI) laptops for teachers was an initiative of the
Teacher Unions (GNAT, NAGRAT, CCI) to procure for all teachers at the pre-tertiary
level to enhance the delivery of quality education in terms of planning, research,
teaching, and reporting
The government through the MOE/GES decided to support this initiative with a
subsidy of 70 percent for each teacher hence the launch of the project by His
Excellency the Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia on Friday 3rd September
In effect. the beneficiary teacher will pay the remaining 30 percent of the total
The total cost of the TMI laptop per one is GHs1,831.47. The government thus
absorbed GHs1,282.30 while the teacher will pay GHs 549.44. This unit cost of the laptop is different from what the Deputy Minister of Education, Reverend John Ntim Fordjour stated.
The teacher’s portion will be deducted from the Continuous Professional
Development Allowance (CPD) when paid. This would be a one-off deduction.
Distribution of the TMI laptops has commenced and all teachers at St Mary’s Girls
SHS has received theirs.
The TM1 laptop is of high quality and customized to suit the needs of the Ghanaian
teacher at the pre-tertiary level. It is durable and has long battery life.
In addition, the TMI has a built-in educational content (EDUKAT) on the new
standard-based curriculum. The TMI has an offline feature to suit features with
The full features of the laptop have been published on all GES official handles
The GES wishes to reiterate its commitment to support teachers in diverse ways to use
technology to enhance teaching and learning during this pandemic