As part of efforts to help boost teaching and learning of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the country; MTN Ghana Foundation has taken another giant step by constructing a robotic lab for Dansoman Ebenezer SHS in Accra.
The e-Learning Centre which is estimated to cost GHC 800,000 would be completed in June 2020 and open to the public for learning and research
In an interview with the Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana, Mr Sam Koranteng, during a visit to the site, he indicated that Dansoman community in the Accra Metropolis was the largest estate in West Africa with over 20 schools, but had one community library, which was inadequate.
This he said, the e-library is designed to have a capacity for 100 users, while the ICT Centre has a capacity for 20 users at a time.
Adding that an ICT Centre, a Robotic Laboratory and an e-library facility would be constructed as part of the e-learning project to offer students skills in technological designs and innovation development.
Stressing that, the construction of a supplementary library would go a long way to improve the technological know-how of members of the community, especially the youth.
This he said, the company was working to form Robotics Clubs to mentor the youth to fit into the digital space.
“MTN Ghana supported the Methodist Girls SHS in the World Robotics Competition and was willing to encourage more students to achieve greater heights in digitisation,” he noted.
The Minister of Communication Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, said her outfit was in discussion with the telecos to provide schools with free internet access to enhance teaching and learning.
However, the ministry approached MTN Foundation especially after being encouraged by the victory of the Mamfe Girls’ and they agreed to help us.
The Sector Minister therefore commended MTN Ghana for embarking on such benevolent exercise in the country.
She also urged the Dansoman School to consider engaging of personnel of Nation Builders’ Corps and Colleges of Education to facilitate manning of the facility.
The Headmaster of the School, Mr Kofi Mensah, also commended MTN Foundation for coming to their aid; adding that the project would help students offering elective ICT courses to improve on their performance.
This he said, the facility would also go long way to help students to bring out their best in technology and innovation.