Enterprise Computing, a technology-based organisation, has set up a new and ultramodern ICT centre at St. Paul’s Methodist Junior High School in Tema as part of efforts to help the youth in the community acquire the needed knowledge and skills in order to adapt to this fast-changing technological world.
The new ICT centre is stocked with 22 high-speed computers with low power consumption, high-end backup power inverter capable of lasting for weeks in the event of power outage, and a 65-inch smart screen.
In a speech delivered on his behalf, CEO of Enterprise Computing, Jake Oyortey, said the recent situation with the coronavirus pandemic, will even make the centre more useful to the community as learning through digital platforms has become the new normal in the education sector.
“When we embarked on this project last year, we knew the times were changing, hence, ICT training would be the key to granting our youth the competitive edge to progress in the world out there. Never in our wildest dreams did we anticipate that the COVID-19 global pandemic will make ICT the primary means for education delivery. Today, some schools are continuing with the academic calendar by leveraging on technology.
The change that we thought would occur gradually has happened and we have no option other than to adapt. It is my prayer that today’s handing over would prove to be a significant landmark for the pupils of Tema when the history of our times is written,” he said.
Headmaster for the school, Sylvester Asiedu, who received the donation on behalf of the community, thanked Enterprise Computing for its kind gesture which he said has come at the right time as the school and the community in general are in need of a modern ICT laboratory to facilitate learning.
“Everything in the laboratory that you see is of modern spec that we have been longing for. If you take close look at the new curriculum, there is something we call digital literacy, and this facility is going to be helpful in that education,” he said.
First Assistant Girls’ Prefect and final year student, Sandra Buerkwor Puplampu, expressed her gratitude on behalf of the students, saying the facility will enhance teaching of ICT in the school and community as their training over the years has largely been theory-based because of lack of adequate computers for the school.
Also commenting on how the new centre is going to impact ICT education in the school, the President of the Students Representative Council (SRC), Agya Yaw Nsuo Brobbey, said he is confident that the facility will significantly improve ICT learning as the computers of the old laboratory are no longer able to meet the ever changing complex technological education that is taught in schools.
He further urged the school-going children in the community to take advantage of the laboratory and acquire the needed ICT skills so much required in this digital world.