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Feb 9, 2011

ICT infrastructure for colleges of education


Mr. Eric Opoku, the Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, says the Ministries of Communication and Education are collaborating to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure to all Colleges of Education in the country.

He adds that the initiative by government, through the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), aims at enabling products of the various Colleges of Education to effectively teach ICT, which is now part of basic schools curricula.

 Mr. Opoku made this known at Dormaa Akwamu in the Brong Ahafo Region, during the inauguration and Second Matriculation Ceremony of the St. Ambrose College of Education in the Dormaa East District, giving the assurance that government will reform Colleges of Education and also provide them with the needed infrastructure to ensure that products of the colleges are well trained.

 In all, 163 students were admitted for the 2010/2011 academic year to pursue a three-year Diploma in Basic Education at the college, which was established in November 2009 as a private college of education accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB), to offer a three-year Diploma under the University of Cape Coast.

 According to Mr. Opoku, as of September 2010, a total of 2,176,004 exercise books and 48,360 graph books, as well as 60,146 school uniforms were distributed to basic schools in the Brong Ahafo Region apart from a-50 percent increase in the capitation grant, as part of government’s commitment towards improving quality education.

Source : ISD