Better Ghana Agenda laptops to be delivered in March
Date published: February 22, 2011
With Daniel Nonor
Barely one month after the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee to oversee the distribution of the RLG branded laptops to beneficiaries of Mathematics, Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme (MSTSS), the President has finally announced the release of the computers to the beneficiaries before the end of March.
The President revealed this when he appeared in Parliament on Thursday, February 17, 2011, to deliver his message on the State of the Nation.
Under the scheme, brilliant but needy science, mathematics and technology students shall be given scholarship and computers to motivate and enhance their academic pursuits.
The project, which is under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, is being implemented by the RLG Communications Limited, an indigenous Ghanaian ICT Company.
RLG is the first company to venture into the assembly of various ICT products locally, including mobile phones, computers and LCDs, also implements the ICT module of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).
Under the ICT module of the NYEP, beneficiary youth groups across the country received first-class Applied ICT training in mobile phone assembly, repairs and sales management.
Owing to the excellent execution of the modules in Ghana, rlg in collaboration with Unique Solutions, a local ICT firm in The Gambia is currently replicating the training module in The Gambia. The company is also finalizing arrangement for the rollout of a similar module in the River State and Osun State in Nigeria by the end of April 2011.
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