The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ho West, Mr. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah, has presented 264 laptops to 11 basic schools on behalf of the government, as part of the free distribution of computers to schools in the country, to aid the teaching of Information Communication (ICT).
Presenting the items, the MP stressed the need for the beneficiary school authorities to ensure that the computers were put at the disposal of the pupils, to ensure that they used it in teaching and learning, so as to ensure that government's vision of ensuring that all schools become computer literate would not be hindered.
Mr. Bedzrah said it was very important for pupils to take advantage of the opportunity to become computer literate, to enable them to be abreast with the changing technological development of the times, which would not only enhance their personal activities, but also promote national development.
The MP asked teachers to avoid taking the computers home for their personal use, and also urged pupils to take their lessons more seriously, particularly, in computer studies, because the government had decided to equip all basic institutions with computers.
A Form One Junior High School (JHS) student at Ashanti-Kpoeta, Liticia Duamekpor, who received the items on behalf of the schools, thanked the MP and the government for the efforts being made to promote the teaching of ICT in schools in the area, and promised that pupils and students in the District would take their lessons more seriously.