GIFEC supports 61 educational institutions

Exif_JPEG_420The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC), yesterday presented computers accessories worth over GH¢ 3million in support of 61 educational institutions in the country.

The beneficiaries included 16 Integrated Community Centres for Employable Skills (ICCES), 10 girls’ schools, seven government secretarial schools, six Nursing Training Schools, 16 Senior High Schools and six Schools for the Deaf.

The equipment were made up of Desktop computers, UPS, Projectors and Air Conditioners.

Presenting the items at the forecourt of the State House in Accra, Mr. Kwabena Owusu Akyeampong, Administrator of GIFEC, said the package was in fulfilment of his outfit’s mandate to facilitate the availability ICT equipment and service to educational institutions across the country.

He added that it formed part of GIFEC’s school connectivity project, which is aimed at improving access to ICT in schools by providing them with quality computers, printers, projectors, servers and internet connectivity.

Mr Acheampong indicated that it was their expectation that the items would be used for the intended purpose in order to promote the teaching and learning in schools.

The Administrator encouraged the students to take advantage of the opportunity made available to them to improve their knowledge and skills in ICT in order to get themselves ready for the job market after school.

He charged those in charge of the various institutions to ensure a good maintenance culture to ensure that government funds were put to effective use.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Christopher Beyere, Executive Secretary of the Health Training Institutions, expressed appreciation for the gesture and promised that they would make good use of it.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme   



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