He said apart from the Bole Senior High and Wenchi Senior High in the Brong Ahafo Region which were closer to Bamboi, other students had to move up to the Upper West or Ashanti Regions to further their education with the resultant financial burdens on their families.
Vice President Mahama announced this when he inaugurated a 40-Seater Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) centre at the Bole Senior High School in the Northern Region.
He said education was essential for development and government would do everything possible to ensure that all children acquired quality education to harness and develop their talents.
The ICT Centre which was established by the Ghana Investment fund for electronic communications (GIFEC) would not only provide the students with basic knowledge in the internet, but would also enable them to communicate easily with friends and family members.
Vice President Mahama appealed to the students not to concentrate on sending only emails to friends and family members, but to allocate adequate time to their studies.
Mr Kofi Attor, Chief Executive Officer of GIFEC said his outfit which was established in 2004 and passed into law in 2008 had so far extended ICT facilities to all the 38 Teacher Training Colleges of the country, 26 Technical Institutes, 36 National Vocational Training Institutes and Leadership Training Institutes.
He said they would soon extend their services to 250 Post Offices, Regional Libraries and Prisons throughout the country. Mr Attor said they were also engage in selling out affordable phones designed by MTN and Vodafone Mobile Phone Networks for public use.
Mr Mahama Iddrisu, Headmaster of Bole Senior High school appealed to government to support them with more dormitories, classrooms and dinning hall blocks to enable them to adequately accommodate the students.
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