By Dominic Kojo Blay
Twenty five girls Senior High Schools (SHS) and ten Integrated Community Centers for Employable Skills (ICCES) have taken delivery of computers from the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC).
The Administrator of GIFEC, Mr. Kofi Attor observed that the fund is committed to providing support to Ghanaians so as to bridge the gap with respect to information communication technology literacy across the length and breadth of the country.
In totality, GIFEC presented 500 desktop computers and 500 uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems worth GH?1,020,000 to 35 institutions at the forecourt of the state house in Accra.
According to Mr. Attor, GIFEC will provide more internet connectivity and projectors next, the move aims to enhance effective teaching and learning of information communication technology (ICT) in the various education institutions nationwide, he noted.
He pointed out that his outfit has presented computers and its accessories to about four hundred senior high schools and also offered thirty eight Colleges of education with state of the art computer laboratories, this he believes was the surest way to enhance practical ICT lessons.
In the area of security, he underscored that GIFEC has partnered the Criminal Investment Department, CID of the Ghana Police Service to develop an intensified criminal information system to accumulate the bio data of people who have once committed crime.
Mr. Attor disclosed that the fund has also equipped fisher folks with eco sounders to help them in locating fishes with ease, this he explained, has virtually abolish the use of the deadly use of lights and Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloroethane, DDT which makes fish unhealthy for consumption, he said.
For his part, Deputy Minister for communication, Felix Ofosu Kwakye said the gesture forms part of government?s commitment to enhance ICT education at all levels of education across the country.
?Government will continue to include all sectors of the society in the policy formulation agenda so as to ensure equity in the distribution of the national cake in the area of ICT empowerment and development?, he noted.
He further charged the authorities of the beneficiary institutions and all other heads of the various education institutions to ensure the purpose for which ICT gadgets were donated for.
Source: By Dominic Kojo Blay