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General News Sat, 31 Jul 2010

Ejisu/ Boston College Computer Literacy Camp Opens

A paramount Chief Commends Boston College for Promoting Computer Literacy in Ghana

Story by: a participant of the camp

Ejisu (Ash) Nana Afrane Okese IV, Paramount Chief of Ejisu Traditional Area in the

Ejisu Juaben Municipal in the Ashanti Region has commended both the students and

authorities of the Boston College in US for helping to promote the teaching and

learning of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Ghana particularly in the

Ejisu traditional area.

Nana Afrane Okese IV made the commendation yesterday, when the

organizers of Ejisu/ Boston College Literacy Camp for this year held a community

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dauber at Ejisu Model School to open the 7th Edition of Ejisu /Boston Computer

Literacy Camp for pupils, teachers and some police personnel in the Ejisu

municipality.

He said the college took a right decision for bring the program to the

municipality now computer education is compulsory subject at the basic level.

He advised the beneficiaries of the program to use the knowledge they

had gained from the program to help develop the municipality and the country at

large.

He commended Dr. Kwasi Sarkodie- Mensah, manager of instructional

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services of Boston College Libraries, a native of the municipality, who is the brain

behind the program.

The paramount chief described Dr. Kwasi Sarkodie- Mensah as a brain-gain

but not a brain- drain as many Ghanaians have turned to be.

He said if Ghana were to have a few of such people the country would be

better of than what it is today.

Nana Afrane Okese, appealed to Dr. Sarkodie- Mensah and his Boston team

to extend their services to other parts of the country.

Speaking at the durbar, Mr. Kwame Kyeremateng Mensah – Aborampah, Ghana

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Country Director of the program commended all those who have been contributing to

the success of the program since its inception seven years ago, especially those in

US, in terms of money, materials and prayers.

He said that for the past seven years the camp had trained one thousand

six hundred and thirty (1,630) pupils and one hundred and twenty (120) adults

including health workers, police civil servants free of charge and teachers and

stated that Boston College and other individuals in US had donated over one hundred

computers to Ejisu model Schools and planning to donate some to all schools in the

municipality.

He also commended the stakeholders in education in the Ejisu

municipality for the support towards smooth running of the program and promised that

the program would continue next year.

He said that the term from the Boston College donated over one hundred

Boston College ‘T’ Shirts to Temeabu, a village in the municipality.

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