An Ultra-Modern First Class Smart Lab and E-library have been inaugurated by Kabaka Foundation at the St Peter’s Senior High School (SHS) in Kwahu-Nkwatia in the Eastern Region as part of activities to mark the school’s 65th Anniversary celebration.
The smart lab and e-library projects, started on March 16, 2022, were inaugurated by the foundation to complement government’s efforts in improving Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) education in SHS.
The facilities, funded by the foundation, cost $72,000: $52,000 being the cost for ICT infrastructure and training of teachers as human resource, and $20,000 also the cost of civil services, including provision of furniture, air conditioning and other furnishing.
The facilities would aid the students to acquire knowledge in graphic design, robotics, and digital animation among other scientific applications.
Speaking at the inauguration, the Founder of the Kabaka Foundation and Board Chairman of the St Peter’s SHS, Nana Owiredu Wadie I, said the inauguration was part of ways to help boost ICT education in the country, adding that the provision of the facilities would help improve the skills and knowledge of the students in the area.
He stated that, “the world was changing faster than we realise, and education is at the forefront of this change”.
He added that the 4th industrial revolution was underway with the introduction of smart labs, hence the need to prepare the human resource of the country, especially the students who were future leaders with the requisite skills in ICT to be able to drive the development agenda of the country.
He congratulated the school for attaining 65 years and praised it for chalking several great pedestals in the education sector, and expressed commitment to working together with stakeholders of the school to achieve greater strides.
For his part, the Executive Director of Kabaka Foundation, Dr Henry Larbi, said the facility would impact positively on the performance of students in the area of ICT.
He stressed the need for graduates and persons in corporate world to be abreast of ICT and use it to solve problems in an ever dynamic developing economy such as Ghana.
“We are now in an industrial revolution whereby new ways are needed, such as artificial intelligence and robotics to solve issues in developing economies,” he said, adding that students would be equipped to be innovative in solving societal problems and help develop the country.
FROM AMA TEKYIWAA AMPADU AGYEMAN, KWAHU