Accra, Sept 5, GNA – The 1997-Year Group of the Saint Augustine’s College Past Students Union (APSU) has launched the 92nd Speech and Prize-Giving Day of its alma mater and a legacy project to enhance its delivery.
The project entails the refurbishment of a modern ICT laboratory centre and an e- learning platform to aid effective and efficient teaching and learning.
The project, which is estimated at
$ 200,000, is expected to be commissioned on March 22, 2022 during the school’s Prize and Speech day.
The event will be held under the theme: “Redefining Educational Delivery in a Technologyical Age – The Role of St Augustine’s College”.
Mr John Allotey, Guest Speaker at the launch, in Accra, and a member of APSU 88, underscored the importance of technology in today’s educational system, saying it facilitated national development.
He said the initiative by APSU 97 was, therefore, laudable because it marked a great time for innovation in the world of Education and learning, especially in the era of COVID-19.
Mr Allotey, a pharmacist, said technology had been adopted in the educational system to make teaching and learning easy.
The legacy project would provide a good opportunity for the school to be a leader in the digital space, he added.
“As a nation, and also old students of the school, we need to support the drive and take advantage of technology to enhance our education for greater outcomes,” he said.
He said the world had become a village and it was imperative for educational institutions to leverage the benefits of technology to transform the country’s educational system.
Mr Kofi Adomakoh, the Chairman of the event and a member of APSU 84, also commended APSU 97 for the initiative and called urged old students to contribute towards the realisation of the project.
He said easy access to technology for educational purposes would bridge the digital gap between the developed and the developing economy.
Dr John Serbe Marfo, APSU 97, said e- learning was not an option, but a must for all schools, especially in the wake of COVID-19.
This would help to beat the unforeseen changes in the world.
He said the e- learning platform would provide opportunity to digitise all the subjects and make them available to students to learn in their own comfort zone.
Mr Selom Akaba, the Convener and Committee member in charge of building project, said the initiative was part of activities the Group had undertaken, including donations to the school.
He urged his compatriots to support towards giving the school a facelift.
Mr Henry Arthur-Gyan, the Headmaster of the School, commended APSU 97 for the gesture, saying it would motivate the students to learn harder and improve the performance of the school.
Some $24,000 was realised for the anniversary project.
Source: Ghana News Agency