Regional News of Monday, 11 February 2013

Source: GNA

Yilonayili School gets computer laboratory

Savannah Signatures (Savsign), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has set up a computer laboratory at the Yilonayili Junior High School in the Tamale Metropolis of the Northern Region.

Four other schools had already benefited for such project, which is to promote the teaching and learning of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and enhance school administration.

Mr Stephen Abenyo, Director of Savsign, who was speaking at a ceremony to hand over the laboratory, said each of the beneficiary schools was given seven new computers, a projector and printer.

He said the support forms part of an initiative dubbed “Integration of ICT's in Education Project”, being implemented by Savsign) with support from the Connect Consortium, Netherlands, based NGO.

Mr Abenyo said 10 teachers from each of the five schools, had been taken through a six-month training in ICT.

He appealed to school authorities to maintain the facility and to ensure that students benefit from the initiative.

Ms Mariama Mahama, a representative of the Northern Regional Anglican Education Unit, said the project would help facilitate the collection, management and digitizing students' academic records and continuing assessment.

She thanked Savsign and its partners for the support, and called on parents to be interested in the wellbeing of their children.