Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang
Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang
Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang
Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang

The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation?(MESTI), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE), has?provided bursaries to over 2,000 students studying Mathematics,?Science and Technology at the secondary and tertiary levels of?education in the country.

The Deputy Minister of the MESTI, Dr Musheibu Mohammed Alfa, made this?known when he presented 700 laptops to seven colleges of education in?the Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo regions at a ceremony at the Wesley?College in Kumasi.

The provision of bursaries is to complement the Better Ghana ICT Project.?Each of the 13 colleges of education, including three private ones,?received 100 laptops.

The schools are the Wesley College, Akrokerri, Berekum, Cambridge,?Jackson, St Monica?s, St Andrews, St Louis, Atebubu; Offinso, Agogo,?Mampong Technical and St Joseph.

Government?s central objective of equipping the country?s colleges of?education was to promote the development of a technologically-empowered teaching force?So that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) would be?embedded in teaching and learning in the schools from the basic level.

So far, about 40,000 laptops had been distributed to more than 800?senior high school (SHS) and technical/vocational institutions. The MESTI presented 50 laptops each to 147 government assisted schools?in the Ashanti Region last year, and that demonstrated the?government?s eagerness to promote ICT.

The distribution of laptops, initiated in 2010, demonstrates the?government?s commitment to promote ICT for the future development of?the country.

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