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29.06.2004 Regional News

Prince Kwame Adjei donates computers to Nkoranza Star International

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Nkoranza (B/A), June 29, GNA - Mr Prince Kwame Fosu Adjei, a Chartered Accountant from Bodom in the Nkoranza district and resident in Accra on Sunday donated 15 computers worth over 30 millions cedis to the Star International School at Nkoranza to enhance computer literacy training in the school.

Making the donation, Mr. Adjei said his offer was aimed at encouraging the growing youth of the school to develop interest in computer science in order that they would be able to face the challenges of the current technological and computer age. He emphasized that with the advancement in technology any youth who would grow without any idea about the operations of a computer at the present time would become totally handicapped in life as everything under the universe is controlled by computer systems. It is in the light of this that Mr. Adjei has started distributing about 1,000 computers to selected schools in the Nkoranza district to enhance the education of the communities.

According to the donor, some benevolent non-government organizations (NGO) based in Great Britain assisted him with the computers to promote education of his country and for that matter his decision to help improve upon the poor and low standard of education in the Nkoranza district.

Mr. Adjei who is also one of the four-aspirants seeking for primary elections in the Nkoranza North Constituency parliamentary seats of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) recently donated 30 similar computers to a local junior secondary school in Yefri near Nkoranza.

Mr. Yaw Soro, proprietor of the school was very grateful to Mr. Adjei for considering the plight of the students of the school and donating such valuable items to them to enhance their education. Mr. Soro stressed the need for parents to offer the necessary support and encouragement to their wards towards computer training programmes to enhance their lifestyles.

Parents should minimize their huge expenses on funerals and other social pleasures and invest such monies in the education of their wards for their better future.

The proprietor said he was to provide a better storage facility and ensure proper security for the computers to prevent them from being stolen by thieves and to enable them last longer as well. In an address read on his behalf, the district director of education Mr. Kwabena Agyeman-Badu commended Mr. Adjei for his generous offer and great foresight towards the promotion of education in the district.

Mr. Agyeman-Badu said such assistance from individual citizens in support of the government's efforts shows how much concern Mr. Adjei has for the general development of Ghana and therefore called on other citizens of the area to emulate Mr. Adjei.

The PTA chairman of the school Mr. Kofi Addo urged the teachers to guide the students towards the proper handling of the computers to ensure their lifespan.