In an effort to equip Information Communication Technology (ICT) teachers across the country, the government has provided 2,000 laptop computers to ICT teachers in the Eastern Region.
Mavis Ama Frimpong, Eastern Regional Minister, on Monday subsequently presented the 2,000 pieces of rLG laptop computers to the Regional Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES), for distribution to ICT teachers in 13 districts of the region.
She also presented stationery to the Regional GES for distribution to basic schools and senior high schools, at a ceremony at Koforidua.
The selected districts are Lower Manya Krobo, Kwaebibrem, Fanteakwa, Yilo Krobo, Asuogyaman, Upper Manya Krobo, Birim North, New Juaben, East Akyem, Akuapem North, Akuapem South, Kwahu and Nsawam Adoagyiri districts.
Handing over the items, the Regional Minister said the gesture was part of government’s commitment to make ICT teachers competitive and more effective in discharging their duties so as to enhance ICT education in schools and communities across the country.
She said in line with the government’s transformational agenda of which ICT and technical education development remained a key top priority, more than 60,000 rlg computers have been distributed to students and pupils nationwide, under the Basic Schools Computerisation Project.
She said government was increasing investment in not only school infrastructure to increase access, but also taking measures to ensure quality education through the provision of the requisite facilities and tools for effective teaching and learning.
She was optimistic that providing every school with ICT equipment would facilitate equity among students, irrespective of the status of their schools.
Receiving the items, Madam Rosetta Addison Sackey, Regional Director of Education, cautioned the teachers to use the computers solely for teaching and learning purposes.
From David Kodjo, Koforidua.