The Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet), as part of its commitment to supporting education in Ghana, recently presented hundreds of exercise books to Assin Asamankese D/A Primary School in the Central Region.
The donation forms part of the company’s Corporate Social Investment in education. As a key player in the ICT sector, GCNet in 2017 supported the school with computers following a Joy FM news publication of a video that showed students in a classroom improvising a computer-mouse by using stones.
Speaking to the pupils in a live telephone address during the presentation, Communications Manager Mrs. Aba Lokko reiterated GCNet’s commitment to providing the needed support to development of education in Ghana.
According to her, GCNet was pleased to make a modest contribution to the school in pursuit of its goal to raise balanced leaders for tomorrow.
Receiving the donation, Mr. Moses Amoatey – a teacher at the school, commended GCNet for the gesture, noting that the books and the other items will go a long way to address gaps – with the acquisition of teaching and learning materials enhancing the quality of learning.
He recounted how teaching ICT at the primary level has seen a massive turnaround following the donation of computers in 2017, after news of pupils using stones in the absence of a computer-mouse went viral on social media.
“The donation of teaching and learning materials to the school is contributing significantly to improving outcomes, while making the overall effect of teaching ICT relatively easier so the pupils will have practical insight and exposure,” he further stated.
In another development, GCNet in line with its Corporate Social Investment, has built an ICT Centre in Tamale to enhance ICT skills among schoolchildren in the Tamale metropolis and its environs.