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USAID, Plan Ghana extend ICT project to Dormaa SDA School

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The Dormaa-Ahenkro Seventh-Day Adventist Primary and Junior High School (JHS) now have Information and Communication Technology (ICT) center to facilitate the teaching and learning of ICT.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with Plan Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) handed over the facility that was constructed at a cost GH¢68,000, and furnished with 20 modern computers, to the school on Tuesday.

Mr Prem Shukla, Country Director of Plan Ghana, explained that the provision of the facility formed part of 11.2 million dollars three-year USAID JHS Project that is being executed in partnership with Plan Ghana.

He said the project seeks to increase JHS enrolment and completion rates in 156 JHSs in some districts selected in Brong-Ahafo, Central, Eastern and Greater Accra Regions.

Mr Shukla said the project seeks to increase the number of improved spaces available for JHS, improve JHS enrolment in the targeted districts and teacher quality.

He appealed to the School Management Committee and the District Directorate of the Education to ensure that strict maintenance culture is adopted to preserve the facility.

Dr George Adjei-Hinneh, Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of Education, commended USAID and Plan Ghana for the JHS education project which targeted important areas in the education sector.

He said with the introduction of the project in 2010, general performance in basic school had improved tremendously and was optimistic that it would be extended to cover more students in the districts.

Mr Benard Adu-Afram, Dormaa Municipal Director of Education, noted that capacity building and upgrading of teachers are proven strategies adopted by the project, which had helped to reduce barriers to JHS enrolment in the municipality.

He said that students’ performance in the Basic Education Certificate Examination had also improved in the past three years since the project was introduced in the municipality.

Mr Adu-Afram said under the project, some schools had benefited from KVIP toilet, potable drinking water and classroom blocks.

Source: GNA

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