Schools in N/E Region don’t have tables and chairs yet you’re promising tablets – Ato Forson
Member of Parliament for Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam Dr Cassiel Ato Forson has criticized the free tablets for all Senior High School initiative that was announced by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
In his view, this is a misplaced priority because students in some parts of the country, especially in the North East Region, do not have desks to sit on in classrooms yet they are being promised tablets.
Dr Bawumia promised that all senior High School (SHS) students are going to be given free laptops this year.
These tables, he said are loaded with textbooks on them for their studies.
This is a game-changing development, he said.
“This year, we are on course to provide all Senior High School students in Ghana with tablets that are loaded with textbooks on them for their studies.
“That’s a very game-changing development. We will have past questions preloaded on these tablets that will be distributed,” he said while speaking at this year’s New Year School at the University of Ghana, Legon on Tuesday, January 17.
Commenting on this in a tweet, Dr Ato Forson said “Dr Bawumia, your frivolous promises are largely responsible for Ghana;’s bankruptcy! Basic schools in the North East Region don’t have tables and chairs yet you are promising 1 student 1 tablet! How will you fund this? Borrow more? Where lies your priorities Mr. Veep?”