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Government to Build 30 Smart Schools This Year – President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has unveiled ambitious plans to construct about 30 SMART schools throughout Ghana by the end of the current year as part of the Ghana Smart Schools initiative.

These schools are envisioned to revolutionize senior high school education by offering cutting-edge teaching and learning management systems, digital educational materials, and electronic gadgets to all second-cycle schools and TVET institutions across the nation. The government has announced that 1.3 million tablets would be distributed to students in these institutions.

During the official launch of the Ghana Smart Schools project in Accra, President Akufo-Addo said these schools will operate autonomously from the national electricity grid, boasting state-of-the-art digital infrastructure to enhance teaching methodologies.

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The other component of the Ghana Smart Schools project is the provision of infrastructure. The government intends to build 100 Smart Schools across the country. The first thirty of these will be completed this year and the remaining seventy will be completed in the next two years,” Nana Akufo-Addo said. 

The 100 Smart Schools will be located across all 16 regions of the country, the President said, adding that his government is committed to extending a transformative initiative to every corner of Ghana.

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It appears the president’s promise for the smart school project hangs on whether Vice President Bawumia wins the presidential election in December. Even with nine months to the election, it’s unsure yet if the promise to build 30 schools is feasible. Should a different party or individual win the presidential elections in December, the Smart Schools project may likely stall given the culture of non-continuity among Ghanaian politicians.

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