Larteh (E/R) May 9- Regent-Ghana Educational Initiative, the rural empowerment Initiative of Regent-Ghana has today handed over a fully networked computer laboratory to the Presbyterian Senior High Technical School in Larteh, a town in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The laboratory which was set up at a cost of GHS 10,000 is expected to enhance the learning of ICT in the rural based mixed-school.
In a speech read on his behalf at the Handing-Over ceremony; the President and Founder of Regent-Ghana, Prof. E.K. Larbi, emphasized the importance of ICT-training in High Schools. “Today’s world is fiercely controlled and dominated by information and communication technology. In spite of this global reality, majority of high schools in our country, are seriously lagging behind the information technology age”, he lamented.
He expressed hope that the facility would be properly managed and fully utilized to justify the investment.
The Chairman for the occasion, Rev. J. Y. Kissi-Twum, who is also the Municipal Director for Education, Akwapim-North District, commended the President and the University community for the timely intervention which he said would go a long way towards helping the students acquire relevant ICT skills. He entreated the student body to put the computer centre to good use, and to desist from using it to engage in malpractices. Rev. Kissi-Twum also called on all Ghanaians to endeavour to help in developing their various communities.
As part of the Educational Initiative, the newly renovated computer center has been furnished with tables and chairs, a wireless link and its 40 computers provided with internet access. A digital projector has also been mounted to enhance the teaching of ICT.
In attendance at the ceremony were traditional leaders of the Akuapim North District, students and staff of the Presbyterian Senior High Technical School, members of the clergy and Regent Staff members.