GIFEC presents ICT equipment to 59 educational institutions

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has presented Information and Communications Technology (ICT) equipment to some 59 educational institutions in the country.

This forms part of the Fund’s mandate to facilitate the provision of ICT equipment and service to such institutions. They comprise of six schools for the hearing impaired, 16 Integrated Community Centers for Employable Skills, 10 Girls’ Schools, seven Government Secretarial Schools, six Nursing Training Schools and 16 Senior High Schools.

The equipment which include, computers, printers and projectors, collectively cost GHC 3,034,517.

According to the CEO of GIFEC, Kwabena Owusu Akyeampong, “the exercise forms part of GIFEC’s School Connectivity Project, which is aimed at improving access to ICT in educational institutions”.

He encouraged students in the beneficiary institutions “to take advantage of the opportunity made available to them to improve their knowledge and skills in ICT in order to get themselves ready for the job market after completion of school”.

Mr. Akyeampong also urged students and authorities managing the various institutions to properly maintain the equipment, “in order to ensure that government funds are put to effective use”.

Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM/Tawakalitu Braimah

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