The outgoing Upper West Regional Minister, Alhaji Isahaku Salia has observed that using computers in basic school is a basic requirement which will enhance teaching and learning in building the capacity of basic school children.
Alhaji Salia said this at a presentation of RLg laptop computers to over ninety basic schools in the region.
He described computer studies as the basis of the future for the children and called on them to take the study of computer seriously as that is the surest way to improve themselves and their country.
The Upper West Regional Director of Education, Iddrisu Mahama warned teachers in the region not to take the computers away from the pupils for their private use but instead make it available to them.
He called for proper documentation through procurement processes for the use of the computers so that whoever is using each computer at a time may be accountable for it.
Mr Mahama said each computer has battery duration of six hours but advised that it should be charged adequately for longer lasting period before using the computer.
He said the regional education directorate has a specialist who can be called upon in times of need for repairs.
The Head of Corporate Affairs of RLg, Sam Kwesi Fletcher said RLg now operates in some West African countries such as Mali, Gambia and Nigeria.
RLg started as a small project by somebody from the Northern half of the country and today it is serving a very useful purpose. He said twenty schools are involved in the distribution and each school is being given twenty four laptop computers.
He added his organization is targeting 60,000 computers to be distributed to basic schools throughout the country. This he said would soon be achieved when the government extends electricity to every part of the country.