The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has presented computers and accessories to the Nsawkaw Roman Catholic (R/C), Menji D/A, and Seikwa R/C Junior High schools in the Tain District in the Bono Region.
The presentation formed part of GIFEC’s efforts to enhance the teaching and learning of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in schools.
It is also to enhance GIFEC’s school connectivity project, which seeks to help bridge the digital gap between the rural communities and the cities, and to also help to facilitate practical lessons in ICT in the country.
During the presentation, the Zonal Manager for the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions, Mr. Arnold Johnson, thanked the school authorities and the communities for putting up centers for the computers and their accessories to be kept in.
He said the initiative seeks to facilitate the study of ICT in basic schools in the country, in an effort to enhance the knowledge of ICT.
Mr Johnson revealed that it was through the effort of the District Chief Executive (DCE) and the Member of Parliament (MP) that GIFEC brought the computers to the schools.
He called on the people to thank the DCE for her lobbying skills, saying she lobbied so hard before getting these computers.
He, therefore, urged the school authorities to ensure the good use of the computers and its accessories, to enable the community benefit from the investment made.
The District Coordinating Director, Mr. Nicholas Kumi Achiaw, expressed profound appreciation to GIFEC for providing the schools with computers and accessories to enhance the effective teaching and learning in ICT, and appealed to GIFEC to extend the gesture to cover more schools in the district.
He urged the other schools in the communities to take advantage of the initiative to improve upon their knowledge and skills in ICT.
The schools were presented with 10 desktop computers with 10 Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) and 10 ICT cassettes and a satellite dish to provide free internet access to teachers and students in each school for teaching and learning.