VOLTA, Ho, April 1, GNA - Savana Signatures, an ICT for schools advocacy NGO, Thursday presented 10 desktop computers and accessories to the Ho United MA, JHS at a ceremony in Ho.
Prince Kotoko, the Volta Regional Programme Coordinator of Savana Signatures said the presentation was in line with the NGO's policy of enhancing ICT pedagogy among basic school teachers and ICT skills among pupils.
'It is expected that this shift from the conventional way of teaching to a technological approach, using ICT tools, will translate into better performance of students, not just in their final year exams but wherever they find themselves,' he stated.
Mr Kotoko said the NGO operates four programmes, education and gender inclusion, youth empowerment and health, sexual and reproductive health and rights.
He said Integration of ICT in Education, was a subset of the Education project, under which 'free computers are provided to selected schools in close collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES).
Mr Kotoko said 17 schools had benefited from the donation since the formation of the NGO, five years ago, and that 10 more schools were likely to come on board soon.
He said the United MA JHS package included, a projector, laptop, printers and a camera.
Madam Gloria Adjeyi, the Headmistress, commended the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of the school for the spectacular speed with which it organised to get the laboratory ready for the computers.
Francis Kporvi, the Circuit Supervisor observed that many schools were facing challenges of maintenance of the computers after acquisition.
Francis Animidza, an ICT Teacher at the school said before the donation, he used his personal laptop to demonstrate lessons, which were largely theory.