The one laptop per pupil pilot project, which was initiated by the late Kwadwo Baah Wiredu, a former Education Minister, on Friday commenced in the Central Region, with the distribution of 90 mini laptop computers to some selected basic schools. The schools came from the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA), Twifo-Hemang-Lower Denkyira and Mfantseman districts. Presenting the items on behalf of Elizabeth Amoah Tetteh, Deputy Minister of Education in charge of pre-Tertiary, the Central Regional Minister, Ama Benyiwa Doe, told that the project was considered by both present and past governments to ensure that primary schools in the country were equipped with ICT training.
Tetteh told that the world was fast changing in the socio-cultural, economic, educational and political scenes therefore, there was the need to inculcate ICT training in basic education. She told that the level of every country's development, was dependent on technology and the quality of educational system that embraces ICT programmes, hence the policy of a computer for every child. Receiving the items on behalf of the schools, Simeon Obotan-Larbi, Acting Regional Director of Education, thanked the government for fulfilling its promise of continuing the every child per laptop project, explaining that the computer had become very essential in modern education.