Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, on May 27, announced a plan to supply laptops to senior high school students, effectively replacing traditional textbooks.
This bold initiative has sparked a flurry of reactions on social media, with users expressing a mix of excitement, skepticism, and concerns about the implementation and potential impact on students.
He said this at the 60th Anniversary celebration of the Hohoe Evangelical Presbyterian Senior High School.
Supporters of the plan highlight the potential benefits of equipping students with laptops, emphasising the importance of technological literacy in the digital age.
But other social media users are convinced of the plan’s feasibility or efficacy. Skeptics raise concerns about the potential cost of implementation, especially in a country with limited resources.
They argue that funds could be better allocated to other pressing educational needs, such as improving infrastructure or providing teacher training.
Many are also questioning the progress of the ‘One Teacher One Laptop’ which the Vice President launched two years ago.