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Jan 26, 2011

Govt. secures computers for schools

Ms. Sherry Ayittey, the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), says MEST has secured 3,000 computers to be distributed to schools nationwide.


According to her, the computers which are assembled in Ghana by rLG Communications Company are relevant for the learning of local curricula in disciplines such as mathematics, science and technology in the schools.

Ms. Ayittey made this known in Accra, during the inauguration of the Implementation Committee of the Better Ghana ICT Project. She pointed out that the initiative will boost local content inclusion in the ICT sector, as well as save huge sums of foreign currency used for the importation of computers.

 The Minister said ICT is a prerequisite for development and the process of optimum adoption and diffusion of ICT in education in Ghana is long overdue.

 The committee has Dr. Nii Narku Quaynor as its chairman, Mr. Gideon Quarcoo, the Deputy Minister of Communications; Mrs. Agatha Gaisie-Nkansa, Director, ICT, Ministry of Finance; and Mr. Paul Asimenu, Director, Legal, Ministry of Finance as members.

 Others are: Mrs. Dorothy Gordon, Director-General of the Kofi Annan ICT Centre, Rev. E. K. Dadebo, Director of ICT, Ministry of Education, and Mr. Stephen Baffoe, PRO, GETFund.

 The rest are Mr. Johnson Adasi, Ministry of Trade and Industries; Mr. Abaka Quansah, Co-ordinator, MASTEES programme, and Dr. Lawrence Neteh, Director, S&T-MEST.

Source: ISD