La Nkwantanang Madina Education Directorate to build ICT centre

Mr Jacob A.M KorThe La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Education Directorate on Tuesday held a forum to solicit funds for the construction of an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and library complex.

The one storey facility estimated to cost GH¢250,000 with a 120 sitting capacity, is to help improve teaching and learning in the municipality.

The Municipal Director of Education, Mrs. Margaret Nsiah-Asamoah, speaking at the event, bemoaned the poor reading habit among school children, which she said was hampering academic work.

She said there was the need to provide an ICT centre and library to give information on a wide range of subjects.

“We want to establish this facility to generate the interest of reading among the pupils for improved academic records so that we could be counted among districts in terms of provision of quality education,” Mrs. Nsiah-Asamoah said.

According to her, effective educational system required concerted and collaborative efforts, especially at the pre-tertiary level, which was the foundation for early childhood education.

Mrs. Nsiah-Asamoah noted that ICT apart from enhancing teaching and learning is a tool for development.

She urged individuals and organisations to support the directorate to be able to accomplish the ICT and library project.

The Greater Accra Regional Director of Education, Dr. Peter Attafuah, urged stakeholders to support development in the education sector.

Dr. Attafuah gave the assurance that the Ghana Education Service would provide logistics and materials to enhance teaching and learning.

He warned students against examination malpractices, to avoid the cancellation of their results by the West African Examinations Council.

The La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Franklin Anku, said a solid foundation for basic education was necessary for the development of the country’s human resource.

He pledged the assembly’s commitment to assisting the education directorate to realise its dream of promoting education in the municipality.

Stakeholders, including the parent teacher associations, the school management committees, corporate bodies and individuals pledged their support for the project.

By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu   

 

 

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