Agona West Assembly moves to sponsor more students

AgonaSwedru (C/R), Steps are being taken to sponsor brilliant but needy students in Agona West Municipality to the university level.

Mrs Justina Marigold Assan, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Agona West, said this at the launch of a project dubbed: Ghana Code Club, an after school programme established to train children especially girls to become computer literates.

The project is being done partnership with Ernesto Series Multimedia, an AgonaSwedru based company.

Fifty of the total of 750 girls drawn from public basic schools in the Municipality were the first batch to complete their training.

It is also expected that all the 750 girls will be trained by the end of December 2019, to create their own websites, appreciate mobile applications and interactive arts, among others.

The move by the Assembly to support the education of brilliant but needy children was to boost their efforts to study harder and relieve the burden on parents.

MrsAssan urged all school children to concentrate on their books if they want to benefit from the scholarship programme.

Mrs Ernestina Appiah, Founder of Ghana Code Club, said the project is focused on girls to gain more knowledge and acquire basic skills in technology.

You are to be focused to succeed and it behooves on you the individual, to be purposeful and to take keen interest in the programme to help you attain your goals, she said.

Mr Ernest AtoBentil, Director of Ernesto Series Multimedia, expressed the hope that after the training, beneficiary students would be fully equipped with digital skills and knowledge to forge ahead in the society.

Ms Elizabeth Helen Essel, the immediate past Municipal Ghana Education Director of AgonaSwedru and MsAkpeneDiataHoggor, Miss Universe Ghana 2018, were among personalities present and they commended the initiators of the project for their efforts to unearth the potentials of girls in the area.

Source: Ghana News Agency