250 schools in Brong Ahafo receive 6,624 laptops

Mr Eric Opoku, Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, has stated the need for Ghanaians, especially the youth to understand and apply Information Technology in all areas of socio-economic development to enhance governance.

He said the world had become a global village and businesses and individuals are trading across globe through the Internet.

The Deputy Regional Minister was speaking at a ceremony to hand-over 6,624 rLG laptops to 250 basic and Junior High schools in the region to help improve their ICT knowledge in Sunyani.

He said the policy was initiated by the late President Professor John Evans Atta Mills to supply over 60,000 laptops to public school nationwide to promote computer literacy in basic schools.

Mr Eric Opoku said 150 computers had already been supplied to 10 rural community schools under phase one of the programme.

He said 31 instructors three from each beneficiary district had been trained by rLG and supplied with laptops to equip them with the skills and knowledge to handle the computers appropriately and also to train the pupils.

The Regional Minister urged the beneficiary schools to take good care of the computers to enhance and build their knowledge in ICT.

Mr George Adjei–Henney, Regional Educational Director, thanked all stakeholders particularly the management of rLG for supporting government to implement the Better Ghana agenda.

Mr Emmanuel Arthur, Corporate Affairs Manager of rLG Communications said over 27,000 laptops out of the 60,000-laptop contract between the company and the Ministry of Education, had already been distributed to basic and junior high schools in five regions and promised to supply the remaining laptops before the year ends.

Source: GNA

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