Benjamin Adamafio Commey, GNA
Accra, Jan. 13, GNA-
As part of efforts to promote the study of Information, Communication and
Technology (ICT) in schools, a group of United States based philanthropists on
Monday donated a total of eighteen laptops to the Liberty Avenue Cluster of
Schools at Adabraka in the Greater Accra Region.
estimated at a cost of GH¢38,000.00 also includes a projector and screen and a
charging station for internet accessibility.
This is also to
facilitate research work of teachers to enhance their service delivery and
improve upon performances of the students, particularly in ICT.
The Cluster of
Schools made up of Liberty Avenue ‘1and 3’ Primary, Liberty Avenue ‘2’ Junior
High School and Mantse Tackie ‘1 and 3’ Primary with a student population of
over 1,200 had had to rely on a single personal laptop for the teaching and
learning of ICT due to the unavailability of computers at it completed lab.
Presenting the items
to the schools on behalf of Madam Isoke Haris, the Group Leader, Ms Matilda
Arhin, also a Philanthropist, said this formed part of the Group’s activities
to commemorate government’s “Year of Return” initiative.
Ms Arhin who also
spearheads the Ghana International Chamber of Commerce, urged the heads of the
schools to put the items to good use to ensure it derived the needed benefits
for the betterment of all.
She also assured the
school of the Group’s continuous support in order to improve on teaching and learning,
especially in the area of ICT to equip students with requisite technological
skills needed for national development.
She also appealed to
other philanthropists, especially diasporans to give the country all the needed
support they could to facilitate development.
Mr Ishmael Teye
Gbenatay, an ICT teacher for Liberty Avenue ‘2’ JHS, said even though the
school’s performances in the subject over the years had been encouraging, they
were not up to expectations, a situation he attributed to the students’
inability to have the practical skills of the subject.
He was therefore
optimistic that the newly acquired laptops would offer students the opportunity
to experience the practical aspects of the subject and broaden their knowledge
base for improved performance.
Akumiah, the Headteacher of Liberty Avenue ‘2’ JHS who received the items on
behalf of the Circuit Supervisor, the schools and students expressed her
gratitude to the Group for its kind gesture.
She appealed to
corporate organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations and philanthropists to emulate
the gesture by supporting the schools’ in any form to complete the efforts of
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