Story: Samuel Duodu, Sunyani
The Executive President of e-toys and more, Mr George Sackey Jnr, has stated that the inclusion of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and the strong foundation in pre-school in the new educational reform was a step in the right direction.
He observed that education in recent times had undergone a global transformation, where modern methods of delivery were being employed to replace the traditional ones and added that it was therefore commendable that the government saw the need to make ICT education an integral part of the new reforms.
Mr Sackey made the observation at the inauguration of a state-of-the-art e-learning centre at a cost of GH¢50,000 for the Peprah Agyemang (PA) Capital School at Abesim, near Sunyani in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
The construction of the centre — equipped with latest multimedia with powerful e-learning software suite, broadband internet facility, multimedia junior computers and electronic educational toys, digital library and interactive video learning resources among others — has been made possible through a collaboration between the school, e-toys and more and Ghana Leasing Company.
Mr Sackey noted that education had become completely technology-driven and adopting technological resources, as well as the Internet. It was, therefore, the corporate mission of his organisation to provide technological solutions to the educational needs of children and schools.
This way, he said, the Ghanaian child could also benefit from the huge technological explosion taking place globally.
The centre, Mr Sackey explained, would develop critical thinking, stimulate creativity, ignite imagination, correct slow development and build confidence in the child, adding that early learning was greatly inspired and the full potential of our children was greatly explored.
“An e-learning centre is the perfect learning environment for today’s digital child. It takes the routine and boredom out of teaching and learning and simplified, as well as created more option for children and teachers. The reference and research skills of both the teacher and children are greatly developed at the centre,” the executive president stressed.
The Board Chairman of the school, Dr E. Yaw Peprah-Agyemang , who spoke on the theme; “Preparing future leaders adequately for tomorrow”, said it was the aim of the school to achieve academic excellence, and go beyond that to produce well-grounded people ready to lead their society to the next level of human development by way of strong moral values, competence and confidence in their own capabilities.
He stated that the school would focus on computer training as a linchpin of education for all pupils and students, since appropriate training in computer and their usage would drastically improve the students’ horizon and tremendously enhance their capabilities.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the school, Mrs Patricia Peprah-Agyemang, thanked e-toys and more and Ghana Leasing Company for the collaboration and added that the centre would enable the pupils in the school to learn modern communication skills.