Rotarian Kennedy Frimpong of the Rotary Club of Kumasi East has advised teachers to inspire students to pick careers in Information Communication and Technology (ICT) to gain lucrative jobs in future.
He stressed that ICT and Mathematics “are ruling the world now” saying students who developed interest and pursue ICT related courses had enormous opportunities in the global job market.
Rotarian Frimpong, also the Chief Executive Officer of the F. Kennedy Group of Companies, dealers in electronics and consumables gave the advice when he donated teaching and learning materials to two basic schools in the Tano North Municipality of the Ahafo Region.
The materials comprise ICT and Mathematic text books, reading books and quantities of mathematical sets to the Yamfo Methodist ‘A’ and ‘B’ cluster of schools and the Ahyiayem M/A basic school.
Rotarian Frimpong also presented five computers and accessories to the Methodist cluster of schools to advance practical teaching and learning of ICT.
Speaking at separate presentation ceremonies held at Yamfo and Ahyiayem, Rotarian Frimpong, a past student of the schools urged the students not to allow anything to discourage them and instead read widely and always concentrate on their studies.
He emphasised technology had made learning easier, and implored the teachers to always guide the students to use the computers for academic purposes.
While commending the teachers for their selfless and dedicated services to the nation, Rotarian Frimpong entreated them to redouble their efforts to help improve the academic performance of the students.
Mr Joel Afrifa, the Headmaster of the Yamfo Methodist “B’ School thanked the donor for the gesture, and appealed for additional desk, furniture and computers.
At the Ahyiayem M/A Basic School, Mr David Nsiah-Sarfo, the Head teacher said the school needed toilets, potable drinking water and classroom blocks.
He indicated the six-unit classroom block of the school, constructed in 1998, had never been rehabilitated, saying the condition of the block was extremely deplorable which could collapse at any time.
Mr Nsiah-Sarfo also appealed for teachers’ quarter, toilets and urinals indicating that the only toilet in the school was a wooden structure which was also in a deplorable condition.
Rotarian Frimpong who was accompanied by Rotarian Felix Kwakye Boadu, Co-Head of the Rotary Club of Kumasi East, promised to provide the school with five computers in the next academic year.