The Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia South and Minister for Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh on Monday (20 March) donated five flatscreen television sets to the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
The items were presented following an appeal by the school authorities to his office.
”As you might know KNUST Medical School is my alma mater and so I decided to support it with some personal funds so that the school could provide modern teaching and learning to students”, Dr Napo as he is affectionately called told reporters
The Minister noted that the current trends of learning and teaching demand that modern equipment is used in carrying out the same. He said previously there were about 27 students in the class at the medical school, adding that things were manageable.
However, he noted that the numbers at the school are higher and therefore the need to deploy advanced technology to cater for the needs of the students.
“The gesture is therefore to help the school to improve its way of providing education to the students who are being trained here and many others who may attend same in future”, the MP stated.
The Dean of the School Professor Daniel Ansong was grateful for the gesture by Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh describing it as a timely intervention.
He noted that the current trends in education demand that they use audio-visual materials to share information and to teach students.
The students at the school, he stressed were technology inclined and therefore the provision of the five television sets was an important gesture.
“Now students are technologically inclined and some may even want to present their assignments and projects on screens and therefore the provision of this audio-visual equipment is timely and important”, the Dean noted.
Earlier, the Provost of the School of Health Sciences, Professor Christian Agyare received the items and thanked the Minister for the gesture.
He also indicated that more such donations would be needed and therefore appealed to others to emulate the gesture by Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH