GIFEC distributes 315 computers to 211 schools in Western Region
The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC0), has distributed 315 computers and its accessories to 21 Basic, Secondary and Tertiary institutions in the Western Region.
This comes in line with GIFECO’s determination to mainstream Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a tool for Ghana’s development. They include UPS, Projectors, Printers and Scanners.
GIFECO, with the assistance from Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah, presented 15 sets of computers with its accessories to each of the 21 beneficiary schools including Holy Child College of Education, Rev. Grant Methodist, Airforce Complex, Bishop Essuah, West Ridge, Badu Addo Basic School, Kwesimintsim Methodist, Badu Bonsu and others.
Mr Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah, the Western Regional Minister, at the presentation, urged students to take advantage and make good use of the ICT equipment been provided by the government to count for the overall attainment of development through ICT.
He said, “The Girls in ICT project which was recently rolled out gave us the understanding that when you educate a girl-child in ICT, then you are educating a nation. Today, without ICT, nothing happens, whether it is the passport, your school ID card or your studies. All the big economies in the world are all ICT enabled and therefore, as a government, we believe that educating girls in ICT is key in developing our country. The presentation today is in fulfilment of government’s promise to equip all schools that excelled in the Girls in ICT Project competition, hence GIFEC which is a state agency is supporting with these computers for the teaching and learning of ICT. In fact, we want to carry all Ghanaian children along with the ICT trial. When you learn well, it will pay well. So urge all of you to take your studies especially ICT serious.’’
In an interaction with the media, he also makes it known that, the presentation of the computers is part of GIFEC’s school connectivity project.
Selorm Dzokoto, the Western Regional Zonal Manager for GIFEC, also ensured the schools that, experts will soon visit them and to set up their given facilities so they can freely use them.
He also motivated the girls to take advantage of this opportunity and to make good use of it by getting closer and have to urge to also know more about ICT.
“The presentation which is a follow-up to the Girls in ICT project is expected to enable the girls to make good use of the computers to enhance their coding skills into becoming good programmers in the future.” He said.
The Metro Education Director said the presentation of the computers is a major advantage as it will help in the teaching of ICT in the schools and also said she will make sure more girls acquire ICT skills through the computers.