Bawumia presents tablets to Opoku Ware students

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has presented tablets to students of the Opoku Ware School at a special ceremony in Kumasi.

The tablet presentation which is an initiative of the government dubbed ‘One Student One Tablet’ is part of efforts being made by the government to digitise the learning processes in schools across the country.

Making the presentation, Dr Bawumia assured the students that everything possible was being done to equip Ghanaian students with the critical skills needed to be globally competitive.

He explained that the tablets, which are being distributed in batches to schools, have been preloaded with all the textbooks, as well as exams question to enhance their studies.

Digital age

Dr Bawumia said, “The world is getting prepared into a digital world and we are also getting prepared as a nation to be part of it and participate fully in it, in the digital age.”

He again stated that, “As the world is going digital, Ghana cannot be left behind and this is why the idea of making sure that every Senior High School student is provided with a tablet preloaded with all the textbooks, as well as exams question to enhance their studies”.

He praised the leadership, staff and students of Opoku Ware School for the stride made so far in both academic and other facets of education.

The Vice President used the occasion to commission a new smart classroom block named after the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

It is equipped with an Avocado Board which enhances teaching and learning electronically.

Smart School

The Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei, mentioned that with the inauguration and the presentation of the tablets, Opoku Ware School has become the first digital school in the country.

He was upbeat that the various interventions and initiatives introduced into the nation’s education space would serve as a catalyst to speed up the transformation of the economy.

Dr Adutwum promised to continue supporting Dr Bawumia to promote his development agenda for the country to make Ghana the first port of call in Africa.

The Headmaster of OWASS, Rev Fr Stephen Owusu, praised the government for its support and pledged to make good use of the facilities to promote education development in the school and the nation as a whole.

Present at the function were the Most Rev. Gabriel Justice Yaw Anokye, the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Catholic, old students, politicians and other stakeholders in the nation’s education sector.


Opoku Ware School, until the inauguration of the Akufo-Addo Smart Block had three smart boards and the introduction of the new smart block will boast teaching and learning electronically.

The school is expected to benefit from 10 smart boards as part of the smart school issues, as two had been installed at the time of the inauguration.

All the 4,229 students of the school are expected to receive a tablet each. Teachers in the school have been trained on the proper use and handling of smart boards and tablets for the students.

By Felix Baidoo


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