Absorb internet charges to enhance online education—John Mahama to govt
Former President, John Dramani Mahama has appealed to the government to reduce internet data to enhance learning of students at home.
According to him, most students were unable to join online class due to the expensive nature of internet data.
Speaking in a televised address last Saturday, the ex President explained that students were being hit harshly by the outbreak of COVID-19, thus has affected their learning experience.
He said government should sit up and address the internet challenge to enable every Ghanaian child compete effectively with foreign children even at home.
In order to ensure effective teaching and learning at home, John Mahama urged the government to collaborate with internet service providers to relieve the burden on internet and absorb internet charges, adding that even if not fully absorb the government could take half of the charges.
He observed that teachers who teach in private schools should also not be exempted from the the government relief interventions.
The Former President, John Mahama called on the government to involve the necessary authorities and organisations to reach consensus to address the plight of private school teachers.
He observed that most of them receive salaries per their job and were experiencing hardship during the time that children were not allowed to attend school.
The ex President promised his outfit’s commitment to address any challenges the citizenry were facing to put the government on its toes.
That, he said would enable all Ghanaians benefit from the social intervention policies to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the economy of the country.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE