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10.04.2004 Business & Finance

Korean computer school offers free training

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Tema, April 10, GNA- The Solid Africa Mission, a Korean Missionary Computer School at Tema has since 2001 offered computer training in soft ware free of charge to 1,000 workers and students in Tema.

Director of the school, Yang Gil-Jin has appealed to the authorities to allocate land for expansion to enable others to benefit from the programme.

He made the appeal on Saturday at the ninth graduation ceremony at Tema during which 94 students graduated and were presented with certificates. Mr Gil-Jin said the school is currently expecting 200 pieces of computers and their accessories from its donors in Korea but they are faced with the problem of where to keep them.

He also appealed to the authorities to waive tax and duty on clearance of the computers from the port.

Mr Kwasi Adu Gyan, Information Communication Technology (ICT) Advisor to the Ministry of Communications and Technology advised the youth not to use the computer to learn negative materials like pornographic films but rather use it positively to upgrade their knowledge.

He said there are many benefits one would get from ICT as Europe and some Asian countries advancement in human development and eradication for poverty was largely due to technological breakthrough.

He said ICT is a useful and effective tool used to promote industrial growth and enhance socio-economic advancement and urged the youth spend their time in learning it. The computer school offers free medical care for the underprivileged in some communities in the Volta and Central regions and undertakes missionary work.