The Gambibgo Primary and Junior High Schools in the Bolgatanga East District of the Upper East Region will take a huge leap in teaching Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by introducing practical sessions in the classrooms. This has been made possible after two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) donated computers to the schools.
Head teacher of the JHS, David Akumbange said previously, ICT education in the schools was mainly theoretical, as the schools lacked the necessary resources to provide practical sessions.
“We were teaching mainly theory, but the practical work was zero. We had to sketch the parts of the computer on board, label the parts, and also ask the students to draw. It was very tedious teaching ICT”, he lamented.
However, he said with the recent donation of the computers, the students can now apply what they learn in theory to practical situations.
The two NGOs, Macina Foundation and Maxim Nyansa came together to provide a total of 50 computers to the schools. The Training Coordinator and Digital Librarian at Maxim Nyansa, Samuel Asante said the donation of computers to the Gambibgo schools formed part of the NGO’s effort to improve the teaching and learning of ICT in rural communities.
He said it is the expectation of the two NGOs that the gesture would help nurture computer literates, programmers, software developers, computer engineers, data scientists, and many from the Gambibgo community.
The construction of the computer lab at the Gambibgo primary school was done by the Parent Teacher Association and the chief of Gambibgo, Naba Sadik Akolmolga Anon-egra through his initiative lobbied for computers from the two NGOs.
At an event to commission the ICT laboratory, Naba Anong-egra pledged to continue to knock on doors for the development of the community.
“It is my birthright as a Gambibgan to work hard to see to it that the development of my community is developed”
He thanked the two NGOs for the donation of the computers saying the gestures will improve the teaching of ICT in the schools. He also commended the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary candidate, Mathew Silas Amoah who also donated 5 computers and a borehole for the school. On his part, Mr. Amoah who is the founder of the Silas Amoah Foundation promised to connect the ICT lab to the internet server for the students and tutors to explore and experiment with different software programs, for research, and to develop their computer skills.
34 instructors from different schools in the Bolgatanga East District who had undergone ICT tuition were awarded certificates of completion.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Gambibgo|Ghana