Partner telecommunication companies to provide ICT centres for schools

Kumasi� Ms. Theresah Addea Commey, headmistress of St. Louis Senior High School (SHS) in Kumasi, has appealed to the government to partner telecommunication companies to establish well equipped Information Communication and Technology (ICT) laboratories in senior high schools.

She said such collaborative efforts would not only help to provide hands-on practical training for the youth but would also prepare them adequately for effective academic work at the university level as it could be elective courses.

Ms. Commey made the appeal, when MTN Ghana, a multinational telecommunication network, presented a cheque for GH4,000.00 to the school to support the establishment of ICT laboratory.

The centre, which would be equipped with internet services, inter-connectivity services and other ICT accessories, is aimed at making the teaching and learning of the subject easy and interesting for both teachers and students.

Madam Charity Darko, Northern Business Sector Cooperate Affairs Manager of MTN, said the company was committing GH6,500.00 to the project.

She said MTN was committed to making the teaching and learning of ICT interesting to provide the youth with skills and knowledge to actively participate in the information and communication super highway.

Madam Darko, commended authorities of the school for offering ICT as an elective course and appealed to other girls’ schools in the country to emulate the example in order to provide more girls in the country with ICT skills.

Source: Ghana News Agency

   

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