GIFEC Supports Valley View University With 20 laptops
The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC) has donated 20 laptops and their accessories to the Kumasi branch of the Valley View University at a ceremony at the Oduom Campus of the university in Kumasi.
Valued at Gh¢60,000, the donation was aimed at promoting the teaching and learning of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as the globe was gradually drifting into the Information Technology (IT) era.
The Chief Executive Officer of GIFEC, Mr Kofi Asante, in an address read on his behalf said the donation was part of GIFEC’s vision of “bridging the digital divide across the country”.
He, therefore, advised the school authorities to ensure that the computers were maintained to serve the purpose for the donation towards increasing access to ICT in the country, especially in the rural areas of the country.
Mr Asante stated that GIFEC was a universal fund meant for the underserved and unserved communities in the country which equally deserved the right to be part of the spread and usage of IT in all facets of the national economy.
Assurance of expansion
He assured all Ghanaians that everything possible was being done to ensure that every community in the country, especially those in the hinterland, had access to the Internet and other IT-related services.
The Dean of Students at the Valley View University, Pastor Dr Kwabena Annor Boafo, praised GIFEC for the support which he said could not have come at a better time.
He was particularly happy that the items would go a long way to promote the current drift to online lessons as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The dean was upbeat that the new equipment would support research, E-assessment and all forms of studies that involved the usage of internet and computers.
He promised the school’s readiness to adopt a prudent maintenance culture for the computers to ensure that they last longer to serve many more students and members of the various faculties in the school.
The dean, who is also the chaplain of the school, promised the VVU’s readiness to complement government’s effort at ensuring that education was the number one driving force for the nation’s development agenda.