President John Mahama has hinted the education sector will witness tremendous transformation in his second term of office as students will be equipped to electronically access text books.Giving a sneak preview into the 2016 Manifesto of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) ahead of its launch Saturday in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region, Mahama, who is seeking a second term said students “students will receive tablets that have all their core subjects on the tablet. If the pilot is successful, the programme shall be expanded.”
Mahama assured that a lot will be seen under the education sector once Ghanaians renew his mandate on December 7, 2016.
For instance, he said the NDC government from 2017 will establish a new College of Education to specialise in training instructors to teach in vocational institutions.
He said his next administration will appoint a deputy minister under Education who will be mandated to spearhead transformation in the vocational sector to make it more vibrant.
“We will provide accommodation for teachers who will accept postings to rural areas,” Mahama announced.
Mahama’s main contender is New Patriotic Party’s Nana Akufo-Addo and the two are locking horns for the second time after the 2012 elections which ended up at the Supreme Court.