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21.11.2011 Education

Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School gets computer centre

By GNA
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Saltpond (C/R), Nov. 21, GNA - The Chairperson of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School, Madam Joana Felicity Dickson has admonished students to take computer studies serious to avoid becoming what she termed “illiterate scholars”.

She said the modern world was being controlled by computers, and therefore scholars who were not computer literates would soon find it difficult to cope up with the rest of the world.

Madam Dickson said it was for this reason that the government, donor partners and PTAs were making frantic efforts to promote the teaching of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in schools.

She gave the advice when inaugurating a computer centre with internet connectivity at the Mfantsiman Girls High School at Saltpond at the weekend.

The PTA donated 50 flat screen computers with UPS and refurbished the centre at a cost of GH₵88,000.00.

Ms Charlotte Addo, Headmistress of the school who received the keys to the centre, expressed the school's appreciation to the PTA for the gesture but said “like the proverbial Oliver Twist, we will ask for more”.

She said recognising the important role ICT played in modern education and taking the student population which was over 200 into consideration, the 50 computers were inadequate for effective teaching and learning of the subject in the school.

The Headmistress appealed to the PTA, Ministry of Education, the Ghana Education Service, the Mfantseman Municipal Assembly and friends of the School to help the School to acquire computers before the School celebrated its 52nd anniversary in September 2012.

She appealed to the government to provide the School with a computer laboratory which could accommodate a larger number of students.

Ms Addo gave the assurance that the machines would be taken good care of to prolong their lifespan.

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