Obuasi SHTS receives computer donation to enhance ICT education

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In response to the growing need for digital skills in the education sector, the 1986 Year Group of Obuasi Senior High Technical School generously donated 17 computers to the school on Friday, May 12.

The aim is to enhance the teaching and learning of Information Communication Technology (ICT) among students at the basic and senior high school levels.

During the presentation of the computers to the headmaster of the school, Dr. Maurice Jonas Woode, a member of the group, emphasized that the gesture was intended to supplement the existing stock of computers in the school, thus promoting the effective teaching and learning of ICT.

He explained that the group received a request from the school regarding the limited number of computers available. To fulfill this request, they collaborated with LABDOO, a German-based organization, with the support of Ghanaian students in Dusseldorf, Germany, who provided the computers.

Dr. Woode highlighted that the 1986 Year Group also covered additional expenses, including the cost of freight and packaging. He further noted that this donation is just one of several contributions made by the group towards the overall development of the school.

The group has previously funded the renovation of four school blocks, including the Administrative block, demonstrating their commitment to the institution that shaped their lives.

“We will continue to contribute our quota towards the development of this school, which made us who we are today,” added Dr. Woode, who also serves as the Chief Executive for the Akrofuom District.

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The headmaster of Obuasi Senior High Technical School, Ernest Wiafe, expressed his gratitude to the 1986 Year Group for their support. He acknowledged the importance of such gestures in improving the school’s educational environment. With over 4,000 students, the school’s ICT center was only able to accommodate 40 students at a time.

Although ICT is an elective for some students, it is a core subject for all students in the school. The limited resources available for ICT instruction have made teaching and learning challenging.

While acknowledging the government’s efforts in enhancing access to education, particularly through the introduction of free senior high school, Headmaster Wiafe called on other stakeholders, including Parents Associations and management of schools, to contribute to the sustainability of the Free SHS Programme.

He urged parents to remain actively involved and support the school by hiring non-teaching staff or artisans such as security personnel, plumbers, and electricians.

The donation of computers by the 1986 Year Group is a step towards bridging the digital divide in education and equipping students with the necessary digital skills for their academic and professional development.

SOURCECoverghana.com.gh

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