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SHS student to get a tablet by April 2024 – Minister of Education

SHS student to get a tablet by April 2024 – Minister of Education



The Minister of Education, Yaw Osei Adutwum, has stated that the government is set to distribute over 1.4 million tablets to students in senior high schools under the Free SHS policy.

Speaking at the speech and prize-giving day of the Wesley Girls’ Senior High School, Osei Adutwum said the distribution will be done within the next two months.

According to him, the move is to help improve teaching and learning in the various public senior high schools nationwide.

“I am happy to tell you that within the next two months, every student in this school will have a tablet computer.

We are building a learning management system, so all teachers are going to be trained, and
you will do your homework and class activities online.

“So, if you have support, it should be getting more smart boards so that it will be a 360-degree smart, technology-driven environment,” quoted him to have said.

In a related development, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia also announced plans by the government to distribute free electronic tablets to all Senior High School (SHS) students across the country.

Dr Bawumia said the move forms part of the government’s digitization agenda.


Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says the government will provide senior high school students with electronic tablets.

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Dr Bawumia said “This game-changing development” is aimed at equipping the students with the relevant materials for their studies.

Speaking at this year’s New Year School at the University of Ghana, Legon on Tuesday, January 17, Dr Bawumia added the move forms part of the government’s digitization agenda.


He disclosed that these tablets will have textbooks and past questions loaded onto them.

“This year, we are on course to provide all Senior High School students in Ghana with tablets that are loaded with textbooks them for their studies.

That’s a very game-changing development. We will have past questions preloaded on these tablets that will be distributed,” the Vice President said.

Already, there are also plans to make free internet accessible to in both the second cycle and tertiary institutions to improve teaching and learning.


The government has said it has already awarded the contract for the first batch of Wi-Fi installations to begin in some second cycle and tertiary institutions as part of the project.

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Peter N. Djangmah is a multifaceted individual with a passion for education, entrepreneurship, and blogging. With a firm belief in the power of digital education and science, I am affectionately known as the Private Minister of Information. Connect with me
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