The 1991/93 year-group of Bishop Herman Old Boys Union (BHOBU 91/93) solved one of the many challenges facing the school when they presented close to 70 pieces Information Technology equipment to the school.
The devices include 53 desktop computers and accessories, 15 laptops and a projector to equip the school’s ICT department for teaching and learning the course. The donation brought much-needed relief to the school, which had until the gesture been relying on only 23 computers for 165 students in the final year offering ICT as an elective subject. There are over 350 other students in the first and second years also offering ICT as an elective.
Handing over the items, Project Supervisor and a member of the year-group, Mr. Komla Ofori, said the donation came on the back of the group’s realisation that computers were an immediate need of the school, and so sought to procure same for an institution that had played a significant role in their development.
He emphasised the importance of technology, and said it is therefore important the school is not left behind in the current technological evolution. He said the donation was made possible through contributions by members of the year-group.
The school’s Headmaster, Mr. Francis Dominic Kudolo who received the donation, described it as a timely intervention – especially at a time when final year students are preparing for their ICT exams in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination. “We have about 165 of them doing ICT, and when it happens like that when it comes to examinations we have to be running round looking for laptops from individuals to augment the number we have for practicals. So, this gesture is a timely one for which we are grateful.”
He expressed gratitude to the 91/93 year-group for their kind gesture and assured that the equipment will be put to good use while ensuring their longevity.
The Head of ICT department, Mr. Peter Kevege Vinyo, said the year-group’s gesture will enable the students to have computers to practice on and explore the several other applications which will broaden their horizons, knowledge and skill in regard to ICT.