Information reaching us from a reliable source indicates that professional development allowance for this year will be paid to both teaching and non teaching staff of GES within by the end of this month. The Ministry of Finance has released funds meant to pay the allowance for the year 2021.
The “teacher one laptop project” was launched by the Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Education and the Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Bawumia in September 2021. About 350,000 Teacher Mate 1 (TM1) laptops have been procured and are currently being distributed nationwide. The customized laptop was manufactured by KA Technologies, a technology company which has a service branch in Ghana.
Many teachers across the length and breadth of the country have been thrown into a state of shock as the actual cost of the TM1 laptops surfaces online. As a party of the new curriculum and the upgrade of the teaching profession in Ghana,the current administration thought it wise to supply all teachers at both the basic and the secondary levels of education with laptops with preloaded educational and other essential materials from for teachers.
According to statements made by the various teacher unions the payment of the 2021 Teachers’ Professional Development Allowance will take effect soon in November 2021. This was disclosed when NAGRAT and GNAT issued statements about the actual coast of the TM1 laptops. Teachers are urged to note that since the allowance is meant for building professional competencies, there is likely to be a case where every year the Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Education, and the teacher Unions will collaborate in aiding the 21st Century teacher to upgrade in terms of professionalism by using part of this allowance.
An excel template was sent to the heads of second cycle schools to provide names of teachers and their staff Identification Numbers for the distribution of one teacher one laptop project. The list sent to the Ghana Education Service Headquarters was to be submitted to the Controller and Accountant General’s Department for the deduction of the thirty percent cost of the laptop.
Please kindly click on the FOLLOW button to follow me.Like and share this article to friends and family.Kindly bring out their views at the comment section Here is the Teachers Laptop Registration Short Code. The short code for receiving the one teacher one laptop has been duly released after a launching on 3rd September.