The Tertiary Education Institution Network (TEIN), a youth wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has alleged thievery in government’s 1 teacher, 1 laptop initiative.
In a statement, Deputy National TEIN Coordinator, Ekow Djan, said the cost of the process smacks of thievery, leaving many questions unanswered.
“The controversies surrounding this initiative demand answers from the three leading Teacher Unions and Government.
“This is a clear thievery, cooked by the Unions and perfectly executed by the Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Education and the office of the Vice President.
“A laptop selling at $69 is being sold to Ghanaian teachers at GHS 1550 according to the Vice President and on another breadth, the President of NAGRAT, Mr Angel Agbe-Carbonu is saying the unit cost of the laptop is GHS 1831.47.
“The Ghanaian teacher must only understand that the actual price of the laptop is GHS 414. Government will, however, deduct GHS 465 from teachers’ salaries— an excess of GHS 51 has been added.
“This is nothing but robbery. Vice President Bawumia, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, Prof Kwesi Opoku-Amankwa and the Union leaders must be hauled before a bipartisan committee to answer questions. We cannot continue to do this to ourselves!”