By James Esuon, GNA
Kwansakrom, June 12, GNA - Professor Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State In Charge of Tertiary Education has presented four computers and accessories to Kwansakrom cluster of schools to help pupils and students to speed up Information Communication and Technology (ICT) studies.
Some schools in remote parts of the country have no computers, yet students are expected to write the ICT examination, hence, the presentation of the computers to basic schools was aimed at ensuring that students in the Agona East had easy access to computers.
The presentation coincided with the touring of seven BECE centers in the Agona East District of the Central region.
The Minister was accompanied by Mr. Dennis Armah-Frempong, Agona East District Chief Executive (DCE) and Mrs. Vida Mintah-Amoah, District Director of Education and officials of the Ministry of Education in Accra.
Prof Yankah said the performance of students in the District for the past five years had not been encouraging and was of the hope that with hard work, dedication and selflessness by teachers and students, education standards could improve.
The Minister appealed to teachers in the District to help overturn problems militating against the performance of basic and Senior High schools in the Agona Constituency, adding that quality education was the only panacea to abject poverty in the Region.
Prof Yankah commended the extra ordinary performance of the Nyakrom Senior High Technical School and praised the tutors, management and students for maintaining the standards over the years.
He said the excellent performance of both Basic and Senior High Schools would largely depend on heads and teachers and appealed to them to continue to give off their best.
The Government he noted was making everything possible to provide adequate infrastructure, teaching materials and financial support to serve as motivation to tutors to produce quality results.
Madam Gifty Anna Jackson and Mr. Daniel Bernaman, heads of Kwansakrom AEDA cluster of Schools who received the computers thanked the Minister for the gesture.
Madam Jackson said the presentation of computers would go a long way to facilitate the teaching and learning of ICT at the schools and asked the Minister for more to ease the pressure that might be on the four computers.
She pledged that the computers would be used for the purpose for which they were donated to benefit the pupils and students of the schools.GNA