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Laptops given teachers are high quality, global brand - GES

Sun, 5 Sep 2021 Source: rainbowradioonline.com

The Ghana Education Service has described the laptops distributed to Ghana teachers as world-class.

GES in a statement said the laptops are not of low quality as some have suggested but the brand is globally accepted.

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Friday, September 3, 2021, launched and handed over 350,000 laptops under the ‘One Teacher One Laptop’ programme in fulfilment of the government’s pledge to equip Ghana’s teachers with the requisite ICT skills to prepare the next generation for the Fourth Industrial revolution.

He underscored that effective teaching and learning is critical to developing the human capacity for work, innovation and creativity; necessary ingredients for capacity building. Teachers are indispensable pillars to this necessary capacity building.

He said the initiative, in collaboration with the Teacher Unions, is to support the vision of the Ghana Education Service of creating an enabling environment to facilitate effective teaching and learning.

He stated that the government will provide teachers in Ghana with laptops preloaded with educational materials and with access to an E-Library equipped with books recommended by the GES on the various subjects.

“The materials can be accessed whether online or offline and with free Wi-Fi available in 722 Senior High Schools across the country, access to the almost innumerable resources available on the internet is expected to aid research, teaching, and learning,” he added.

However, some individuals have raised questions about the quality of the brand.

The GES reacting said the Teachers Mate 1(TM1) laptop is a top brand.

GES said the laptops would allow the teachers enjoy learning anytime, everywhere with unparalleled functional features, performance, and all-day battery life of TM1.

They would also get access to learning applications and educational resources on the go.

“TM1 is every learner’s companion at an exceptional value.

The TM1 is a world-class laptop built to inspire learning and superior performance. The TM1 is provisioned with a custom-built desktop application that delivers electronic learning and teaching contents presented in a user-friendly electronic format. This makes learning fun and enables equitable access to teaching resources needed by teachers in rural and urban areas. The ebook and learning application is designed to work offline and online to accommodate the local peculiarities and challenges,” the GES said.

Read below some features of the laptop

TM1 – An excellent lifestyle experience!

Features

Processor

Intel Gemini lake-R Celeron N4020 11-2.8 Ghz RAM 4 GB

Hard Drive

Solid State Drive 256GB

Display

1366 x 768 pixels

TN

14 inches

I/O Ports

USB 3.0 x1 +2.0x 2 ports

1x Micro SD card (up to 128GB)

1x Mimi HDMI

1xRJ45 port

1xMicrophone/ 2x Stereo speakers 8R/TW

Other Features

Front Camera

Bluetooth 4.0

Wifi 802:1 b/g/h

Battery Pack Lithium-ion polymer Battery

5000 mAh

Max Voltage 7.4V

AC Power Adaptor Input 100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz

Output Voltage 12.0 V 2.0A

Source: rainbowradioonline.com
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