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Regional News of Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

Ablekuma West: Ursula cuts sod for police station, launches e-Learning program

Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful cutting the ribbon for the e-learning project

Communications Minister and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, on Tuesday cut sod for the construction of the Shaibu Police Station.

She has also launched an e-learning extra classes programme for senior high school students in the constituency at the Ebenezer Senior High School and inspected some ongoing projects in the constituency, one of which is the 10-seater Water Closet Toilet Project in the school.

This was during a joint 3 hour working visit to her constituents together with the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Ablekuma West, George Cyril Bray.

Addressing a gathering of students and stakeholders at the launch of the e-learning project, Mrs. Owusu Ekuful expressed utmost delight to be part of the project saying it would transform the country’s educational sector.

“I’m delighted to be part of the launch of this Wolo app, an e-learning application. It combines my two passions—technology and education, and I always say that education is the key to personal transformation,” she stated.

She continued: “My favourite anecdote also is that if I hadn’t been to school, I would be selling charcoal because I have sold charcoal before. [But] by being educated today I am a lawyer, a member of parliament and a Minister of State. It’s education, hard work that made it possible.

“If that could be possible in my life, it can be possible in yours. The important thing is to make the most of the opportunities that you are given. One such opportunity is this Wolo, e-learning application.”

Speaking to the designers of the e-learning platform directly, Mrs Owusu Ekuful said the government through the Communication Ministry would push for the adoption of the platform nationwide.

Speaking to the designers of the e-learning platform directly, Mrs Owusu Ekuful said the government through the Communication Ministry would push for the adoption of the platform nationwide.

“There’re opportunities available for you to extend the reach of your programme. There’re ongoing programmes which you will benefit from being linked up to yours. One such initiative is being organised by the Ghana Investment Fund and Electronic Communication (GIFEC) which provided these devices for you to utilise. They also have an educational component to it. They don’t just provide devices. They also provide coding and other things and I believe it’s an excellent initiative for them to consider providing content to all schools in the country,” she said.



Mrs Owusu Ekuful further noted that “it’s imperative that our students be encouraged to also utilise the few tools at their disposal to make responsible use of their time. It’ll be in our interest to encourage our children to also come in and learn,” she stated.