Regional News of Friday, 4 October 2013
Source: Daily Graphic
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Keta Constituency, Mr Richard Quashigah, has donated 30 computers and Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) devices to two educational institutions at Abor in the Keta Municipality in the Volta Region.
The institutions were the St Theresa Centre for the Physically Challenged, which received 15 computers and three UPS, and the Abor Senior High School (ABORSCO), which received 15 computers, all supplied by the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC).
Making the presentations at separate ceremonies, Mr Quashigah said the delivery of the computers to the two institutions was in response to an appeal made to him and the municipal chief executive by the two schools.
According to the MP, computer literacy has become very important in contemporary times as it helped to keep abreast of current global trends.
At the school of the physically challenged, the MP noted that they were special and that the facilities would make learning easier for them.
He, therefore, urged them to commit themselves to academic work, despite their condition, and remain industrious, determined and focused, while setting the sky as their limit.
The Keta Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Sylvester Tornyeava, said the donation confirmed the commitment of the government to fulfil promises made to the people, and advised them to use the equipment well to enable them to benefit from a programme on job opportunities that the municipality would soon roll out.
At ABORSCO, the MCE assured the students that contractors would resume work on outstanding projects such as the girls’ dormitory, assembly hall and a headmasters’ bungalow awarded by the government.
The Assistant Headmaster (academic) of ABORSCO, Mr William Avemegah, said the donation of the computers at the beginning of the academic year was a significant event because it would place the school in the position to meet the challenges of the fast growing technological world, which is hinged on the use of computers.
The Assistant Director of Supervision at the Keta Municipal Office of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Rev. Doe Dartey, said the computers could be used for constructive and destructive purposes, and urged the students to use it for constructive purposes only to the benefit of society.
He said a monitoring scheme had been instituted to ensure that all computers supplied to schools were well maintained and put to good use.
The Director of the St Theresa Centre, Rev. Father Isaac Nwoagboso, acknowledged that computers were special instruments for advancing development and were unique because they helped people to rise up to the challenges of the times.
The Dufia of Abor, Torgbui Dordzeavudzi Ocherefo II, advised the students to cultivate the spirit of determination, as it was key to success.