The Ministry of Education has presented 4,000 laptops to the Regional Education Directorates of the Upper West and Upper East regions for distribution to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) teachers.
The laptops, loaded with syllabi, curricula, and other contents are to enhance teaching and learning of ICT.
They formed part of equipment distributed under Phase Two of the Schools Computer Programme instituted by government two years ago, to equip teachers with tools in handling the subject.
Presenting the items in Accra yesterday, Mr. Alex Kyeremeh, Deputy Minister in charge of Pre-tertiary Education, charged the Regional and District Education Directorates to ensure the safety of the machines.
He directed them to retrieve the laptops from any teacher proceeding on leave or transferred to teach in another school, stressing that the laptops belonged primarily to the schools and not the teachers.
Mr. Kyeremeh explained that the 4,000 laptops to the two regions, brought to eight, the number of regions which had received the equipment from the ministry.
According to him, Northern and Ashanti regions were the two regions that had not taken delivery of their equipment and would soon receive them.
Receiving the items, the Regional Education Director of the Upper West Region, Ms. Patricia Ayiko, commended government for the presentation and assured of the commitment of the regional education directorate to maintain the equipment.
She expressed her gratitude to the ministry and said she was confident that the laptops would help the teachers undertake research to improve teaching and learning in the region.
By Charles Amankwa