Political analyst Mr. Samuel Boateng has indicated that the one SHS student, one tablet initiative by government is a misplaced priority considering the current issues in the various Senior High Schools within the country.
The vice President Dr. Alhaji Mahamud Bawumia recently announced plans of government to provide each senior high school student with a tablet to facilitate the digitalization agenda and deepening technology in Second Cycle institutions and the country at large.
Reacting to this revelation, Mr. Boateng indicated that, the issues faced by the over 700 senior High Schools in the country have nothing to do with tablets hence the right thing must be done to ensure effective teaching and learning.
He indicated the tablets have nothing good to offer the students in the senior high schools denoting that the most important issues to be taken into consideration are efficacious teaching and learning to enhance the free SHS policy and bring relief to the learners.
He explained that most of the senior High Schools still wail to authorities in the education sector as a result of food shortages and lack of other teaching and learning materials therefore the tablet will add nothing to the education sector hence the vice president must rethink this initiative before its implementation.
Mr. Boateng further added that politicians introduce plans before elections to score political points and gain favour from the masses therefore this announcement made by the vice President is to score political points which has nothing beneficial to the woes of our students.
Mr. Samuel Boateng speaking on some deficits in the education sector explained how the implementation of a new curriculum has affected effective teaching and learning due to its poor implementation.
He noted that government is always implementing new curricula without providing textbooks to correspond to the new changes.
Despite not siding with the government on several issues, he commended government on the free SHS policy and added that it has helped most parents but needs to be reviewed to provide relief to the government by making parents pay part of the fees of their wards in ensuring effective teaching and learning because the free SHS Policy has compromised the quality of education in the country due to its challenges, especially with food shortage across the country.