Honourable Boye Laryea, the Municipal Chief Executive of Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly (ONMA) has handed over an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Library facility worth millions of Cedis to the Fadama cluster of schools.
The facility connected to the internet is furnished with over forty desktop computers, desks, seats, offices, printers, UPS’s as well as toilets for use by the pupils and teachers.
The ICT-Library building is expected to equip the pupils with knowledge in computer studies and other subjects.
Speaking at the commissioning of the project on Monday, the MCE tasked the people of Fadama and its adjoining communities to take care of the facility.
He said it was necessary for the residents to become watchmen of the facility that has enormous benefits for the community adding that “the thieves are not going to have a free day any longer, I will tell the police to put their eyes on this facility…”
Mr. Laryea continued: ‘We won’t spare anybody, as MCE of this Municipality, I can’t sit unconcerned. All of us should be watchmen to make sure this facility helps the pupils and the teachers to improve on teaching and learning in this school. ”
Cynthia Abone, the Municipal Director of Education in a message said the launch of the facility marks another milestone in Okaikwei North Municipal Education Directorate in its quest to work towards achieving its vision of advancing the delivery of quality education in an enabling environment for all children of school going age at the pre-tertiary level.
She noted that ICT has become an essential tool in our everyday activities and that ICT education as a policy was implemented in the year 2007 as the state recognized the need for every student – from basic to the tertiary level – to acquire some knowledge about the use of these technologies which are speedily becoming part of our daily lives in education, sports, finance, music, religion among others.
“As we commission this facility today, I wish to assure all of us that it will be put to good use to enhance teaching and learning of ICT as well as other subjects which will equip and prepare these students for both further studies and integration into this fast-evolving world of technologies”, Mrs Abone assured.
While congratulatng the Assembly on the occasion of its third anniversary she added: “I would like to use this opportunity to express my profound appreciation to all our stakeholders, particularly the Honourable Municipal Chief Executive and the entire Municipal Assembly for their continuous support for education within the Municipality.”
Thie launch of the ICT and Library forms part of activities marking the the third anniversary of the Assembly.
On Saturday the Assembly opened its celebration with a Municipality-wide clean up exercise held simultaneously in all its eleven electoral areas.
Aside from this, there was a picture exhibition and documentary show to tell the success story of the Assembly.