Tema The Tema Education Directorate on Wednesday received 150 computers and accessories under Ghana’s Most Outstanding Teacher Project.
The computers, made up of 100 desktops and 50 laptops and accessories, were presented to the Directorate by Nestle Business Services, a department under Nestle West Africa.
The beneficiary institutions were Chemu Senior High School, Community Seven Number One School, Manhean JHS and Naylor SDA Basic School.
Miss Amanda Effe Martinson, a Member of the leadership team of the Nestle Business Services, said the donation was based on a proposal it received from the project committee of the Education Director.
Miss Martinson said officials of the company together with the Education Directorate and Mr Eric Asomani Asante, 2020 National Best Teacher, visited the beneficiary schools for assessment after which their proposal was approved.
Mrs Beatrice Ofori, Tema Metropolitan Education Director, said the Directorate was partnering with the 2020 National Best Teacher to execute Ghana’s Most Outstanding Project after winning the coveted title.
Mrs Ofori said under the project, the committee was constructing a science and ICT laboratory building at Akuase, where the teacher had his primary education.
As part of the project, a Digital Age ICT Fun Club was formed in some schools in the Greater Accra and Eastern Regions. Four students and one teacher each from the selected schools would receive training as master trainers.
She added that they aimed to also provide computers and computer-based equipment to needy schools, and therefore wrote several proposals to companies to help with the needed resources.
She thanked Nestle Business for responding swiftly to their demand and appealed to others to emulate the gesture to ensure that the ICT gab in schools was bridged.
Mr Felix Mensah Nii Annang-La, Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive, said it was very important that the many industries and organizations in Tema adopt a school and help to improve the quality of education in the area.
Mr Annang-La indicated that the Assembly was doing its best to provide the needed infrastructure and logistics for the schools but there was the need for stakeholders to support just as Nestle had done.
Source: Ghana News Agency