In line with the John Dramani Mahama government’s manifesto pledge to promote quality and equal access to education for every Ghanaian child living everywhere, over 2332 specialized computers with programming and ICT-based teaching methods were recently distributed to teachers in the Eastern region.
Presenting the computers at a ceremony in Koforidua to teachers who have been trained on those programs, Eastern regional minister, Mavis Ama Frimpong asked them to take good care of the equipment to help students in the region derive maximum benefit from them.
The Eastern Regional Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) received the rLG laptop computers from the regional Minister to be distributed to ICT teachers in 13 districts of the region.
The minister also presented stationery to the Regional GES for distribution to basic schools and senior high schools in the region.
The selected districts are Lower Manya Krobo, Kwaebibrem, Fanteakwa, Yilo Krobo, Asuogyaman, Upper Manya Krobo, Birim North, New Juaben, East Akyem, Akuapem North, Akuapem South, Kwahu and Nsawam Adoagyiri districts.
Handing over the items, Mavis Ama Frimpong said the gesture was part of government’s commitment to make ICT teachers competitive and more effective in discharging their duties so as to enhance ICT education in schools and communities across the country.
She said in line with the government’s transformational agenda of which ICT and technical education development remained a key top priority, more than 60,000 rlg computers have been distributed to students and pupils nationwide, under the Basic Schools Computerization Project.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com
She said government was increasing investment in not only school infrastructure to increase access, but also taking measures to ensure quality education through the provision of the requisite facilities and tools for effective teaching and learning.
She was optimistic that providing every school with ICT equipment would facilitate equity among students, irrespective of the status of their schools.
Receiving the items, Madam Rosetta Addison Sackey, Regional Director of Education, cautioned the teachers to use the computers solely for teaching and learning purposes