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25.05.2004 Regional News

Computer laboratory for LESEC dedicated

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Leklebi-Duga, May 25, GNA - Mr James Dogbe, Hohoe District Chief Executive (DCE), at the weekend dedicated a computer laboratory with 135-million cedis computers and accessories for the Leklebi Secondary School (LESEC) at Leklebi-Duga, in the district.

The ValCO Trust Fund and Mrs Hellen Prempeh, of the Eglaten Computer Services, provided the 15 equipment and accessories.

The DCE asked the people in the area to contribute towards the improvement of facilities in the school adding "The school is your property. Put your shoulders to the wheels for its progress and development".

Mr Dogbe said government had initiated measures to provide infrastructure and logistics to enhance teaching and learning in public schools.

He advised students to eschew social vices and learn hard to enable them to pass their examinations.

Mr Dogbe expressed his gratitude to the donors and said the introduction of computer science in schools could serve as a foundation for progress.

The DCE urged students to take keen interest in computer studies and said: "the computer has come as the golden key to your future, learn how to operate it, to enable you contribute effectively towards national development".

Mr Kosi Kedem, Member of Parliament (MP) for Hohoe-South, appealed to past students of the school to contribute towards its development. He called on district assemblies to set aside part of their common fund to provide computers for schools in their districts and appealed to school authorities to maintain the equipment.

Mrs Christine Seayor, Hohoe District Director of the Ghana Education Service (GES), in a speech read for her, urged the students to avail themselves with the provision of the computers to acquire skills in computer.

She appealed to individuals and organisations to assist in the development of schools.

Mr Thomas Nicholas Odikro, Headmaster of LESEC, called on the government to provide it with a vehicle to replace a wooden Bedford truck which broke down five years ago.

He said: "We are forced to carry students on our backs to the local clinic whenever they fall sick. We are pleading with the authorities in charge of the GETFUND to provide us with a vehicle".

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