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09.06.2008 Education

COCOBOD donates computers to schools

By The Statesman
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Ghana Cocobod has presented 78 brand new computers and 16 printers to 16 Senior High Schools in the Ashanti Region in separate ceremonies over the weekend.

The gesture, according to Cocobod, forms part of their commitment towards making the New Educational Reform introduced by the government which emphasized on quality IT education for all school children in the country a success.

Dwamena Akenten Senior High, Akomadan Senior High, St. Jerome Senior High, Namon Senior High Schools among others were some of the beneficiary schools. They received five computers and a printer each.

At the Offinso Municipality where one of the presentations was held, the Municipal Chief Executive, Freddie Kwaku Amponsah who is also a former manager of the Cocobod said donations from corporate Ghana would go a long way to positively influence the desired quality of education that the nation is yearning for, while reducing the pressure on government to provide educational materials for schools.

He tasked students to take the study of Information Technology seriously since "the world has now become a small village which can be toured through within some minutes by the click of just a button", noting that the computers will go a long way in their studies as IT has been introduced in the new curriculum.

Receiving the items on behalf of all the schools in the Offinso Municipality, the headmaster of Dwamena Akenten Senior High School, Frimpong Dwamena commended the MCE and the Cocobod for the gesture and assured that the computers and accessories will be put to good use.

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