Asikabew Methodist School gets computer centre

The school block

The school block

A six-unit classroom block with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centre has been inaugurated for pupils of Asikabew Methodist Basic School in the Nsawam municipality of the Eastern Region.

The GH¢470,000 project funded by Blue Skies Foundation is among 55 projects completed by the foundation since its establishment in 2009.

In his address, the Foundation Manager who also doubles as the Corporate Affairs Manager, Alistair Djimatey said the project would help eliminate the menace of schools under trees and also prevent local children from trekking several miles to the nearest schools for studies.

He added that the provision of the facility was expected to enhance academic work and train the next generation of leaders in the country.

Speaking on agriculture which is the backbone of Blue Skies, Mr. Djimatey emphasised the need for the Ghana Education Service (GES), to include agriculture on schools curriculum in order to sharpen students’ knowledge in farming.

He said to encourage agriculture among students in the basic and senior high level the company introduced the school farm competition to serve as a motivation and increase the students desire to engage in farming when they grow.

Mr. Djimatey also underscored the need for government to prioritise agriculture under its ‘One District One Factory’ policy to enhance the sustainability of companies in the country.

He explained that the only means through which government could fight corruption in the country was by way of committing more resources into agriculture and encouraging the youth to venture into farming.

That way, he added, would help boost the country’s economy which would alleviate the burden of economic hardship from the country.

The Member of Parliament for Nsawam Adoagyiri, Frank Anor Dompreh commended Blue Skies for its contribution towards the development of the municipality and Ghana at large.

He indicated that the company can only continue to perform its corporate social responsibility towards the development of Nsawam, if the citizenry rallied their support behind the company and abstain from encroaching on the company’s land to ensure its growth.

The Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipal Director of Education, Jayne Asantewa Anaman admonished parent to enroll their wards in the school to get the full benefit of the edifice, while advising management of the school to ensure proper maintenance of the structure.

FROM: DAVID KODJO, ASIKABEW

 

 

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