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12.02.2009 Education

A 25,000-dollar ICT centre for Okuapeman School inaugurated

By gna

A 25,000-dollar

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centre with

computers for the visually impaired has been inaugurated at Okuapeman

School at Akropong-Akuapem.
The Christian Blair Butterworth ICT Centre, is in honour of Mr Blair

Butterworth, a former Peace Corp Volunteer who served as Assistant

Headmaster of the school from 1963-1964 and instrumental in the

establishment of the centre.
It was jointly financed by Mr Blair, some past students and the

Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the school.
Inaugurating the centre, Mr Blair expressed appreciation to those

who contributed towards making the idea conceived in 2007 when he

visited the school with his children to become a reality.

He said technology was changing the world fast and with the centre,

the students could be abreast with society.
Mr Fred Labi, an ICT Consultant and an old student of the school

said with the centre, the school now had wireless internet connectivity

on its compound.
Osabarima Ansa Sasraku, Mafihene, urged the students to take their

ICT education serious to compete for jobs on the international market.