Category: Education Created on Monday, 14 May 2012 15:56 Published Date Written by GNA Hits: 316
Enyanmaim (C/R), May 14, GNA – Omanhen of Enyanmaim Traditional Area in Ajumako-Enyan-Essian District, Okofo Amoako-Bondam III has donated 13 computers to seven Primary Schools and four Junior Secondary Schools in his area.
Speaking at the ceremony Okofo Amoako-Bondam, a retired Diplomat and Chairman of the University of Education, Winneba, Council said no body was born learned.
He said knowledge was acquired through learning and urged the pupils to learn hard to become useful citizens in future.
The Paramount Chief said Information Communication Technology (ICT) had become a pivot of education. “That is the reason why I want pupils in my Traditional Area not to be found wanting in computer literacy,” he said and urged the pupils to take good care of the computers.
Okofo Amoako-Bondam said parents were making a lot of sacrifices for their children to acquire education and advised the school children to reciprocate the sacrifice by learning very hard.
“Nobody can learn for you, otherwise your parents will have done that for you,” he said.
Mr Peter Light Koomson, District Chief Executive commended the Paramount chief for his interest in education. He said Okofo Amoako-Bondam had set-up an Education Endowment Fund with seed money of GHc5,000.00 to support needy children in the Traditional Area.
He appealed to people endowed with resources to help to promote education since the delivery of quality education had become so expensive for government alone to shoulder.
He said Okofo Amoako-Bondam’s gesture was worthy of emulation, and appealed to teachers to help to make the donation to benefit the children.
Mr Koomson appealed to the government to consider private schools when extending support to schools in the public sector.
Mr David Amoh, Personnel Officer at the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Directorate of Education who represented the Director said the computers would save the teachers from using their mobile phones to teach ICT lessons because of lack of the facility in schools.
He appealed for more of such donations to make the teaching and learning of ICT easier.
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