Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Limited (GTBank) has handed over a fully refurbished and stocked ultra-modern computer laboratory to the Ho Technical University Basic School in Ho, Volta Region, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
The school which was established in 1985 and currently has a student population of 806 and a staff strength of 26 Teachers, had only five computers prior to this exercise. Following GTBank’s decision to donate towards ICT education in the school, the computer laboratory has been fully refurbished with new desks, a printer, projector, three air conditioners, 62 desktop computers and internet access.
Addressing students, staff and guests present at the handing over ceremony, Divisional Head of Corporate Communication and Experience at GTBank, Agnes Owusu-Afram reaffirmed the Bank’s commitment to equip the youth with the requisite ICT skills for their education and life.
“The entire world is connected through technology and we believe that by donating this facility, we are adequately helping to prepare our future leaders for what lies ahead of them. Every information they would need to succeed is now available at the click of the button.”
She further stated, “GTBank has gained local and international recognition for our unrivaled strength in innovation and technology. It is in line with this that we have chosen to support the basic education sector in the area of ICT. We hope to continue to replicate this in other schools nationwide.”
Headmistress of Ho Technical University Basic School, Beatrice Kpor expressed the school’s profound gratitude to GTBank for the donation. “For years, we have yearned for a well-equipped computer laboratory to enable our students have hands on experience of what they are taught. We are grateful to Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Limited for making this dream a reality for us today. This will greatly impact our students’ performance in their examinations,” Ms. Kpor stated.
The Ho Technical University Basic School becomes the eighth school in the country to benefit from GTBank’s drive to enhance teaching and learning of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) across the country.