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28.11.2008 Education

Endow Children With ICT Skills - Minister


Professor Dominic Fobih, Minister for Education, yesterday stressed the need for school children to be endowed with skills especially in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to enable them march up with their contemporaries on the other side of the globe.

He said with the current trend of modernity, quality  in education to produce professionals and scholars for the country's development required all necessary infrastructure to ensure holistic development.

Prof Fobih said this when he commissioned a GH¢ 48,500 computer science laboratory for the Kwashieman Cluster of Schools to enhance the ICT capabilities of the pupils.

The project is the brain-child of Mr Kwamena Bartels, Member of Parliament for Ablekuma North and it will serve the ICT needs of the 28 schools within the cluster.

He said government is committed to strengthening the education sector through various reforms and initiatives. 'The every child to a laptop programme is now on a pilot basis and will be extended to cover the entire country in no time.'

Mr Bartels said the project demonstrates his commitment to ensure the development of education in the constituency.

The MP also provided 5,000 school uniforms at a cost of GH¢28,350 to needy but brilliant students.

He mentioned some of the development projects undertaken in the constituency as electrification, health and sanitation, construction and rehabilitation of roads and drainage and human resource development.

Mr Bartels said to make education accessible, dual desks have been provided for the school while some selected ones are benefiting from the school feeding programme.