Member of Parliament (MP) for South Dayi in the Volta Region, Hon Rockson-Nelson Kwami Etse Dafeamekpor, has reiterated his commitment to improve the standard of education through Information and Communication Technology(ICT) in the constituency.
According to the MP, access to ICT education remained a top most agenda to him as development agent and that he would do everything humanely possible to implement measures to improve the quality of basic and high school education in the constituency.
Mr Dafeamekpor made these comments in an interview with THE REPUBLIC after he has commissioned 50 desktop computer laboratory for students of Tonggor-Tsanakpe Secondary Technical School in the constituency.
The MP who sounded very passionate about education, said he initiated the policy to connect schools in the area with ICT, with the support from K2 Intelligence Consulting and Bellamy Foundation of United Kingdom (UK), a Non- Governmental Organisation ( NGO) to provide ICT to students.
He said no society could achieve any meaningful development without high-quality education, hence the effort to put up ICT lab for most of the schools to boost their knowledge in modern technology.
He further promised to provide more of the ICT centres for the rest communities to be use by residents, emphasizing that, it would significantly enhance access to computer education across the constituency.
Under the friendship deal with the MP, the NGO would provide the computers, while the MP ensure the delivery through the ports and getting a building facility in what would greatly compliment government efforts to increase ICT learning uptake in Ghana’s public schools.
Mr Dafeamekpor said he attached a lot of importance on ICT education and development given the crucial role the sector is expected to play in his vision to transform the constituency.
He said, the ICT would also help in reducing unemployment as more students would have the opportunity to learn computer .
Already, some people have been engaged on full time and party time as instructors, while a permanent Computer Laboratory Master employed to ensure the equipment maintenance and safety.
The MP said the collaboration with NGOs and his office would greatly enhance the commitment to promoting education and imparting technology skills in South Dayi and the region.
“It is my belief that this little effort will increase access to computer education in South Dayi schools. I am keen on using my resources as MP to positively transform lives in the communities,” Mr Dafeamekpor said.
He however urged parents and guardians to take their wards education needs seriously as it remained the only way they could excel in society, saying, ” I know it is not easy, but if parents commit the few resources at their disposal for their children education it will in the end eradicate the cycle of poverty in our communities.”
The South Dayi lawmaker also called on community members and stakeholders in education to help children to realise their dreams.
He again, reiterated his commitment to support education in the district and to promote academic excellence.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba