COVID-19 Strengthens Case For Teaching Using Tech – Ho MCE
Mr Prosper K. Pi-Bansah, Ho Municipal Chief Executive has stressed that COVID-19 has strengthened the case to step up the teaching, application, and deployment of Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools in doing government business.
He said the driving force of ICT had come to stay and time had come to make it available to schools and students at their levels.
Mr Pi-Bansah said this when he officially opened the ICT Centre of the Nuriya Islamic School Complex at the main Zongo in Ho.
The School was presented with 10 computers with system accessories and a digital projector secured from the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), which is the government’s agency under the Ministry of Communication, charged with the responsibility to bridge the digital divide between the served and underserved.
The MCE said eleven other public schools in the Municipality had applied for computers from GIFEC with the caveat to provide a secure building to accommodate the equipment.
He urged the school authorities to take proper care of the items and use them for the purpose for which they were donated.
Mr Abdul Fatao, Assistant Headteacher of the School expressed his appreciation to the government, Ho Municipal Assembly, and the GIFEC for the items.
He added that the School previously relied on textbooks and sometimes personal computers of teachers to teach the students during the ICT lessons.