The Birim Central Municipal Assembly has cut sod for the construction of a 20 -seater Information Communication Technology (ICT) laboratory for cluster of schools in Akim Oda, Old town.
The project is expected to be completed in six months.
Ms Victoria Adu, the Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) together with Mr Benjamin Cudjoe, the Municipal Director of Education who cut the sod explained that the project was awarded to the municipality through the efforts of Ms Ursula Owusu – Ekuful, the Minister for Communication who is a member of the Frimpong Manso royal family of Akim Oda.
Ms Adu said, the project when completed would improve the computer skills of students and boost innovation in the country.
The cluster of schools to benefit from the project include; Akim Oda Presbyterian School, Old Town Methodist School and Akim Oda Anglican Basic School.
The MCE said pupils in other schools in the Birim Central Municipality could use the ICT centre within the Akim Oda library which recently received 20 desktop computers and other equipment from the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC).
Dr Khadel Mohammed Mahama, of Fresh Cut Consult, contractors for the project said it would cost GH¢106,010.00 and explained that the centre would consist of the main laboratory, office and a toilet facility.