An Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centre that will provide e-learning for the children and the general community of Asunafo North has been innaugurated at Mim in the Brong-Ahafo region.
The GH¢ 30,000 e-learning centre was initiated by the Member of Parliament for Asunafo North, Mr Robert Sarfo-Mensah, with funding from the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund).
The components of the centre include; 10 HP computers, an HP server, wireless networking, a wide range of multimedia educational Software which covers pre-school to senior high school.
It also includes a digital library comprising the latest versions of Encarta Encyclopaedia and digital dictionaries, as well as an Internet facility.
Each of the computers has multimedia headsets and the centre caters for all the different learning styles, including kinaesthetic, visual and auditory learners.
The e-learning centre will serve about 1,000 students in the Mim community cluster of schools within the constituency.
Mr Sarfo-Mensah expressed delight that the schoolchildren in his constituency could now use ICT to enhance their learning and develop problem-solving skills.
He indicated that plans were underway to replicate the e-learning centre in other communities within the constituency.
The Executive President of e-toys, Mr George Sackey Jnr., said education was becoming completely technology-driven throughout the world where modern forms of delivery were being employed to replace the traditional ones.
He said through his company’s mission of providing technological solutions for the educational needs of children, they were spear-heading the move to bridge the technological gap between their part of the world and that of developed nations.
Mr Sackey presented a certificate to Mrs Sarfo-Mensah in appreciation of her immense contribution to the development of ICT education in Ghana.