MTN Ghana has donated 50 internet modems to the New Town Experimental School in the Ayawaso Central Sub Metro.
The modems which come with 50 Data SIM cards are in support of MTN's efforts to bridge the digital divide between the served and underserved communities.
In his address, Mr. Robert Kuzoe, Senior Manager for MTN Ghana Foundation said "MTN is now focusing a lot of attention on the use of ICT and the internet in particular because of the huge potential it has in improving education and in driving national development.
"We have taken up the challenge of driving the use of ICT in schools as a development approach because access to ICT will expand the world view of the children and help improve their knowledge base", he added.
Mr. Lawrence Akosen, Senior Manager for Quality Assurance during a demonstration session elaborated on the benefits and use of the internet. He urged the teachers to use the internet for live demonstrations of what they teach the students to enable them better understand the subject being taught. He urged the teachers to make good use of the internet and he also called on the students to avoid pornographic websites.
Innovations Manager at MTN, Mr. Abdul-Latiff Issahaku added that with the provision of the modems, students of the school will no longer rely on a single textbook in the library as a source to find answers to questions but can quickly search on the internet for a variety of answers and broaden their knowledge.
Receiving the items on behalf of the school, Mrs. Grace Annan, Officer In charge of Ayawaso Central Sub-Metro Education Office, thanked MTN for championing a course that is very commendable. She called on Corporate Ghana, Interest Groups and other philanthropic individuals and corporate institutions to emulate the gesture of MTN.
MTN Ghana Foundation has established sixteen (16) ICT Centers across the country. This includes ten (10) ICT Centers of Learning established in all ten (10) regions of Ghana in partnership with the UNDP.