The management of the Ghana Education Service has officially postponed the invitation for teachers to attend 3-4 days of online training on the one-teacher one laptop initiative.
Management of Ghana Education Service (GES) will like to inform you that the online ICT
training in connection with the One Teacher One Laptop initiative scheduled for 16th
February 2022 has been put on hold.
In collaboration with KA Technologies (KAT) and Microsoft, Ghana Education Service will
have further deliberations and discussions to come up with a new date and timeline.
When the management of the Ghana Education Service first brought out the statement asking District Directors of Education to make the information known to all their teachers that the workshop will attract CPD points and a certificate for participants. This statement from the management of the Ghana Education Service attracted a lot of criticism from teachers and other stakeholders.
The leadership of All Teachers Alliance Ghana brought a press release in their statement they threatened to petition the government and other international bodies against the one-teacher one laptop initiative.
According to ATAG, GES has taken teachers for granted and found the directive of GES about the online training workshop as labour disrespect for teachers. They raise several points to bask up their claims that the majority of the teachers in this country have not received the one teacher one laptop coupled with the bad network system in the country. Hence the wanted the Ghana Education Service to abort its decision of an online training workshop for teachers and rather follows the memorandum of understanding signed by parties involved in the one teacher one laptop initiative.
This decision by the management of the Ghana Education Service to postpone their invitation of online training workshops for teachers has come as good news to teachers and the All Teachers Alliance Ghana.