Samira Bawumia Commissions ICT Lab In Tamale

Second Lady Hajia Samira Bawumia, Mariam Iddrisu, MCE for Sagnarigu, Dr Debora Rose and Mr Kafui looking on while school pupils demonstrate their computer skills

The Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects (SEHP), with
support from the Helping Africa Foundation (HAF) and the Friends of Yamoransa
Foundation (FYF) have provided the Choggu Demonstration School, in the
Sagnarigu District with an ultra-modern ICT laboratory. 

The 56-seater lab is expected to provide demonstrative aid for the
teaching and learning of ICT in the school and other neighboring schools with a
total student population of about eight thousand (8,000), in the
municipality. 

The Second lady said, ICT continues to play an important role
globally in the delivery of services to achieving broad socio-economic goals in
education, health, employment and social development. 

 She indicated that many children in the deprived areas of
Ghana have little or no access to ICT as a result of lack of infrastructure and
inadequate skilled personnel. 

 “As a nation, we owe a duty to the next generation, and
that duty is to commit ourselves to the growth and development of our
children”.

The President of Friends of Yamoransa Foundation (FYF) Dr. Deborah
Rose said in response and for their love for Computer Literacy Programmes,
initiated and coordinated the funding for the project to enhance the teaching
and learning of ICT.

According to her, the effort of setting-up these Model Labs began
with a mandate by the Ministry of Education, Ghana, to educate young ones in
the emerging fields of ICT.

Dr. Rose noted that the educational philosophy of the United
States  embraces the general liberal arts education, encompassing the
humanities, the social and natural sciences, rather than strictly technical or
pre-professional training and this is believed, was the best preparation to
become citizens of the world.

The Executive Director of Helping Africa Foundation (HAF), Mr
Aryiku said the essential mission of the foundation is to work to improve the
education, health and social welfare conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially
Ghana.

 He said the Lab dedication was in line with the mission and vision
of Dr. Rose to promote and spread Computer Literacy throughout the Ghanaian
primary school system, adding, “this is the 4th Lab that we have built in
Ghana.”

 Mr. Aryiku said the Yamoransa Model Lab is a development
strategy by HAF and FYF to support and assist projects that are driven by the
local community and that leaders in Ghana must be fully committed to support
the project in a sustainable way.

Some pupils who spoke to DAILY GUIDE expressed their happiness for the ICT lab adding that the days of learning ICT only on paper will be a thing of the past.

FROM Eric Kombat, Tamale



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