Isaac Kwabena Newlove, a Ghanaian businessman residing in the United States of America, has presented computers and accessories to the Jimiso Methodist Primary/KG in the Obuasi East District of the Ashanti Region.
The generous donation aims to enhance the teaching and learning of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the school. The equipment includes 12 computers, 2 printers, speakers, and 3 projectors, with a total value in the millions of cedis.
Newlove says he was moved to make this generous donation after he became aware of the challenges faced by many Ghanaian public schools in accessing ICT resources. His commitment to improving education in his hometown of Jimiso prompted him to take action.
He emphasized the growing significance of the ICT sector in Ghana, highlighting its role in expanding the national economy, attracting investments, creating employment opportunities, and boosting productivity. He called upon the school authorities to prioritize the teaching of ICT and make effective use of the computers and equipment he has provided.
Kwabena Owusu Nketia, the Obuasi East District Education Director, commended Isaac Kwabena Newlove for his generous donation, emphasizing that it will significantly support the teaching and learning of ICT in the school. While acknowledging the support provided by the District Assembly, the Member of Parliament, and AngloGold Ashanti for education in the district, he stressed the importance of individual and group contributions to enhance education standards.
The Education Director also provided an update on the district’s efforts to improve reading abilities among primary school children. He noted that their 100-days reading program had yielded positive results, with a significant increase in the number of students who can read in both English and Twi.
Ruth Ofori, the Headmistress of Jimiso Methodist Primary/KG, expressed gratitude to the donor, stating that the computers would greatly benefit both teachers and students. She also took the opportunity to appeal to the government to establish a library in the school to further enhance students’ reading abilities.
SOURCE: SAMPSON MANU /ISD OBUASI/