Ghana’s president says to focus on school-based ICT projects

ICT sector

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo late Wednesday said that his government’s focus is to work to provide every school and community with an ICT infrastructure, enabling them to keep in touch with global trends.

The ICT infrastructure will also equip the youth with the skills that will be necessary in Ghana’s economic development, he said.

President Akufo-Addo was addressing a gathering after he opened an educational circuit community information center in eastern region, his very first commissioning exercise undertaken as president of Ghana.

He was certain that the center, which boasts of 40 desktop computers and internet facilities, will have a positive impact on learning in the area, and will increase flexibility to give students access to education, regardless of time and geographical barriers.

He said if students studying in one of the communities, for example, wishes to find out what the latest technology in electroplating is, their problems could be minimized if they had an opportunity to use a computer equipped with the services of the internet.

“This is because a world of rich and abundant knowledge will lay before them at the click of an icon on a computer,” he said, noting that in the not too distant future, free Wi-Fi coverage policy will be extended to senior secondary and tertiary institutions nationwide dedicated to learning, administration and enhancing the capacity to do research.

“We want to build a new Ghanaian civilization where fair opportunities are given to all to live dignified, productive lives by dint of their hard work, creativity and sense of enterprise,” he said. Enditem

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