The Administrator of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), Kwabena Acheampong has encouraged parents to invest in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) education for their children.
According to Mr. Acheampong, although teachers were doing their best, parents needed to play their role by ensuring that their children take their ICT lessons seriously while the necessary learning tools were made available.
He made this known when he presented 10 laptops to Romma Nursery Preparatory and Junior High School in Accra on the celebration of the school’s 20th anniversary.
The donation is to help to enhance ICT education in the school.
Mr. Acheampong said the changes in the global world demands that students upgrade themselves with ICT knowledge, adding that “a successful student in the current global world is one who has invested a lot of time in his/her ICT studies,” he added.
He urged teachers to therefore expose students to knowledge that will help them to start rightly in life.
“Life moulding is a continuous process that takes time, hence, the need for parents to assist teachers in moulding their children even at home,” he stated.
Mrs. Mabel Esi Asigbetse, Circuit Supervisor of Education for Odorkor Ablekuma South Metro, commended the school for emerging 55th among 500 schools in Accra.
“Teachers must not rest on their oars, but should continue to ensure that students of the school continue to chalk more successes which would be registered in the history of the school,” she added.
Mrs. Asigbetse opined that education was not only about reading and writing, but encompass indigenous knowledge which play critical role in the upbringing of children..
She advised parents to augment efforts of teachers by ensuring that their children take ICT lessons seriously.
Sanitation, she added, must be prioritised in schools to help enhance the health status of the country.
Mrs. Rosina Oware, Proprietress of the school, urged students to take their ICT lessons serious so as to be able to meet international standards in the job market after school.
She thanked GIFEC for the assistance, and expressed optimism that the donation would help to shape the lives of the pupils.
By Dennis Amegede