#PulseElections Reversing course, NDC says Mahama never promised 1 student, 1 tablet

Even though president Mahama was emphatic about supplying e-textbooks to students on a pilot, and expanding the policy if it becomes successful, the director elections of the NDC said no such promise was made by the president.

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The National Democratic Congress has backtracked on a pledge by President John Mahama to supply e-textbooks to students in his second term.

Even though president Mahama was emphatic about supplying e-textbooks to students on a pilot, and expanding the policy if it becomes successful, the director elections of the NDC said no such promise was made by the president.

“President Mahama never promised one tablet, one student during his presentation,” Samuel Ofosu Ampofo said on Adom FM's 'Burning Issues.'

Presenting highlights of the NDC 2016 manifesto on Tuesday, September 13, President Mahama said his government will pilot the use of the electronic textbooks aimed at helping to boost their competencies in core subjects.

He said, “Students will receive tablets that have all their core subjects on the tablet. If the pilot is successful, the programme shall be expanded.”

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But Mr Ampofo said the president's tablet programme has been grossly misinterpreted to seek equalisation with Nana Akufo-Addo's 'one district, one factory' promise. He stressed that the proposed policy is a pilot programme.

In the wide-ranging interview to analyse the NDC's manifesto, Mr Ampofo then admit that the programme will make learning more attractive to students when all the subjects are loaded on the tablet after the pilot programme in President Mahama’s second term in office.

“President John Mahama has supplied several laptops to students in the country and this initiative will all add up to government plans to make learning more attractive” he added.

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