GES identifies fraud in the JHS “One Teacher One Laptop” teachers’ list.

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GES identifies fraud in the JHS “One Teacher One Laptop” teachers’ list.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has advised heads of public Junior High Schools (JHSs) to be responsible for submitting the names of qualified teachers. to be given laptops under the ‘One teacher one Laptop’ initiative.

The Education Service comment follows Mary Owusu Afriyie, Regional Director of Education., Ashanti noted that the names submitted to his office contain lists of people who are not teachers and who are not eligible for laptops.

One teacher one Laptop fraud

“Some Metro/Municipal/District Directors of Education in submitting the names of teachers for the laptops added names including non-teaching staff and retired or separated staff,” she stated in a release copied to EducationWeb.

GES identifies fraud in the JHS "One Teacher One Laptop" teachers' list.
GES identifies fraud in the JHS “One Teacher One Laptop” teachers’ list.

According to the Regional Education Director, some headteachers of the various public Junior High Schools (JHSs) in the Ashanti Region submitted strange names with forged identity cards, an act she said constitutes fraud.

As a result of fraud detection, all Education District Directors were asked to validate the list that was sent and submit an updated list by Tuesday, August 31, 2021; through ([email protected]) with an attached template.

In a related development, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof Kwasi Opoku Amankwa has said distribution of laptops to teachers in Senior High Schools will commence from September to November this year.

“We have some quantity now which we hope to start supplying them within the next month or two but we want to first do an official launch, the date for the launch of the laptop will be communicated to soon,” the GES staff said

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