SHS Students To Use Mobile Phones And Tablets In School According To New GES Policy
The new Education curriculum stresses much on ICT.
The new policy is that students should be allowed to bring to school, phones or preferably tablets without chip. According to NEC and GES council these gadgets would be registered on the school’s Wi-Fi. Registration will help facilitate monitoring of students’ activities on the platform.
Modalities and Rules governing this policy is still being developed and will be rolled out soon.
Current discussions is that only Android phones be allowed, no iPhones.
Part of the new ICT policy is that teachers will be supported to own personal laptops, Government will take 70 percent of the cost and teachers pay 30 percent spread out over a period of one year.
Ghana Education Service is set to organized digital and proficiency training for teachers.
GES is requesting schools which have not yet been connected to Wi-Fi to report immediately.
Ghana Education Service new ICT policy stated that, the speed of the Wi-Fi will be increased when students tablets are hooked on the platform.
National Executive Council want school calendar to be organized and managed such that students can be in school throughout the Calendar year.