4 February 2013

Ghana: Rotary Club of Tema Donates Computers and Books to Dededo Schools

The Rotary Club of Tema in the Greater Accra Region has donated two computers and assorted books to the Dededo MA School Complex to aid effective teaching and learning, after the chief of the town, Togbe Azadagli I, personally made a passionate appeal to the Club for assistance.

Presenting the computers and books to the school on behalf of the President of the Rotary Club of Tema, Togbe Azadagli explained that a religious group visited the Dededo community recently, and when a pupil was asked what the computer mouse was used for, was not able to give the correct answer.

Togbe Azadagli continued that he then decided to solicit help to provide computers for the school to vigorously engage in the teaching of Information Communication Technology (ICT), as was being done in most schools in the country. He, therefore, contacted the Rotary Club of Tema for assistance, which the Club responded to positively.

The Chief said he initially asked the Tema Rotary Club to help the school with 30 computers, but he was told that he could only get 25, which he (Togbe Azadagli) appreciated very much.

He was however informed that his request came late, therefore, the school would be given two new computers and some books for the time being, as an order was placed for the 25 new computers.

Togbe Azadagli noted that the study of ICT in schools was very crucial, in view of the technological developments of the world.

He said that the Dededo schools could not afford not to be part of the rapid technological development of the world, a situation which made it possible for him to ask for help to enable the students and pupils participate in the study of ICT.

The Awudome 'A' Circuit Supervisor of the Ho West District Directorate of Education, Mr. Jerry Yao Ameko, commended the efforts of the chief to promote effective teaching and learning in schools in the area, as well as the Rotary Club of Tema, and said the items would be of much use to the schools.

Mr. Ameko noted that it was not enough to provide teaching and learning materials for schools, including computers for the study of ICT, but it was very important for the teachers to make maximum use of such teaching materials.

He further pointed out that the teachers this could do by changing their attitudes towards work, in order to achieve positive results.

The Awudome 'A' Circuit Supervisor observed that the hard work of teachers in schools would yield no results if pupils and students failed to take their lessons seriously, and cautioned them against acts that were likely to undermine the efforts of teachers, which include watching television at the expense of their studies.

The Headmaster of the Dededo MA School Complex, Mr. Wilson Mawusi Akumah, disclosed that the school had a population of 700, but had no computer until the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and the school purchased one computer six months ago, to help in preparing the final year students for examinations, and pointed out that the support being given by the Rotary Club of Tema would go a long way to promote effective teaching and learning.

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