Dorimon students to learn ICT

ICT Centre

ICT Centre

The teaching and learning of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Dorimon in the Wa West District of the Upper West Region received a major boost following the renovation of the only Information Communication Centre in the area.

The facility which had been in a deplorable state for some time now was renovated by the Centre for Development Aid Agency (CDAA), a non-governmental organisation based in Accra at a cost of GH¢200,000.

It is fitted with computers and other ICT equipment and would go a long way to assist students in Dorimon and its surrounding communities in the study of ICT.

Inaugurating the facility here, the Chief Executive Officer of DAA, Mr Patrick Ofori-Dankwa said the initiative was part of their corporate social responsibility to ensure that teaching and learning of ICT was introduced to students at an early age.

This he explained would enable the children imbibe the skills of ICT at the early stages and also compete favourably within the technological world.

Mr Ofori-Dankwa said ICT had become the driving force for any country that wants to develop, therefore every child should at an early age be introduced to the use of computers.

He said “plans are being made to ensure that every student will be entitled to the use of one computer at the centre to help increase the pace at which they learn.”

Mr Ofori-Dankwa said the centre would employ local ICT teachers from the community as a means to help boost the socio-economic needs of the community and urged the workers employed at the facility to take proper care of it.

On his part the paramount chief of the Dorimon Traditional area, Naa S.D Gori II said he was hopeful that the facility would go a long way to positively impact the students in ICT.

He noted that the collapse of the previous facility was due to the poor usage and maintenance culture of the community members and expressed the hope that it would be maintained this time around.

Naa Gore added that “I am optimistic that with the Development Aid Agency in charge of its operations it will last longer than it did in the previous administration.”

The coordinating director for the Wa  District Assembly, Mr Petro Ankorle blamed the poor performance of students in the BECE in the districts on the absence of a facility like this to help them study and to raise their interest in the area of ICT.

He therefore called on parents and guardians to allow their children to access the facility in order for them to study hard and better improve their chances of continuing their education.

From Cliff Ekuful & Rebecca Nti

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