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11.09.2004 Regional News

Students encouraged to study ICT

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Juaso (Ash), Sept 11, GNA - Dr Lord Justice Gyamfi-Fenteng, District Chief Executive for Asante-Akim South, at the weekend encouraged students to take the learning of Information Communication Technology (ICT) seriously towards the improve of their development. He said ICT could enhance teaching and learning since students would acquire information to enable them to solve problems and formulate new ideas and be able to understand the environment around them.

Dr Gyamfi-Fenteng was addressing the closing ceremony of a Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (STME) clinic at Juaso. The one-week clinic that was attended by 60 girls and 20 boys drawn from the basic and second-cycle institutions in the district was on the theme, "Scientific and Technological Education, The Hope of the Nation".

Dr Gyamfi-Fenteng said the study of science by women would assist them to play their biological, socio-cultural and economic roles properly.

He said knowledge in science and technological would assist people in solving problems that confront them scientifically. Mr Alex Kwaku Korankye, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, asked teachers to make the teaching of science and mathematics attractive and simple to enable students to study the subjects with ease.

He said: "The way some teachers handle these subjects is not the best as they make them look so scary and difficult to understand." The District STME Organiser, Madam Theresa Badu-Senya, noted that this year's clinic was unique because the participants were able to make a sitting room stuffing chair and center table with glass.

She said apart from lectures and talks, the students undertook educational and industrial visits where they had the opportunity to try their hands on some tools.

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