An Information and Communication Technology (ICT) center has been established for the Aiyinasi Methodist Junior High School in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region to educate children using modern technology.
Despite the fact that ICT is an examinable subject in Ghana's education curriculum, pupils at the basic level at Aiyinasi and its environs in the Ellembelle District, have had to endure ICT lessons without a practical feel of computers.
www.ghanaweb.com learned that as a result of this situation very bad results in ICT are often derived from the BECE level.
However, the facility has been equipped with 27 desktop computers, 27 laptops, a projector and a printer.
Mr. Obed Kanra, a native of Aiyinasi and based in the Netherlands, who donated the equipment to the school, said he was touched when he got to know that the school lacked basic facilities like ICT center.
He said he sought for support for the project to help the children to be abreast with ICT as it was part of the Ghana Education Service curriculum.
Addressing the gathering, the Headmaster of the school, Mr. Francis Sam Magnus, was overjoyed by the development saying the days of very bad results in the BECE so far as ICT goes will soon be a thing of the past.
He also expressed gratitude to the donor and asked God's blessings for him.
He appealed to other benevolent organizations and the government to help them with ceiling fans and also standby generator so that the centre could operate in case of any power outage.
The Headmaster used the occasion to appeal to parents to keep an eye on their kids and stop them from patronizing nightclubs for entertainment which has the tendency of bringing their educational career to an end.
He also appealed to the government to reduce the cost of duties at the ports so that people who are willing to bring computers into the country to support other schools will do so.
Furthermore, the chief of the area, Nana Etwe Kpanyinli VI, appealed to the school authority to allow the surrounding schools to have access to the facility.
He urged both teachers and pupils to handle the facility and equipment with care.
A representative from the Ellembelle District Education Directorate, Nana Akye-Blay II, said there was the need for every child of school-going age to be in school than to be at home.
He thanked the school and donor for their enthusiastic and unwavering support towards the project.
He revealed that the District will help the facility to last long and achieve its purpose anytime the school will call on them.
He also advised the pupils to take their studies seriously and utilize the facility.
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