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Ghana enhances ICT education

Ghana: The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), Ghana, distributed 135 laptops in five institutions in the country. The beneficiary institutions include, the Methodist University College, GIS Unit of the University of Ghana, Mathematical Association of Ghana (MAG), the Girls Guide Association and the Olympiad Team from Durban.
During the distribution, Sherry Ayittey, MEST Minister, explained that this initiative aims to improve Information & Communication Technology (ICT) education in the country. She added that integration of GIS with the ICT will help improve spatial planning and environmental management, especially in the field of mining.
She revealed that about GHS 1 million (GHS: Ghana cedis) was invested last year to produce computers and by the end of this year, about 12,000 computers would be distributed to schools with much concentration on the polytechnics and the training colleges. The Minister stressed that the production of the locally-manufactured computers was part of government’s effort to create employment for the youth.
She pledged government’s continued support for science education since it was one of the most important disciplines that enhanced development in the country.
Source: www.ghana.gov.gh