The Member of Parliament for Karaga constituency, Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, has organized a two-day computer literacy training for the first batch of 50 teachers in his constituency who benefited from free laptops under his educational fund.
The educational fund has a one teacher-one laptop policy which will cover over 700 teachers.
After the 2020 general election, the Karaga MP who is also a Deputy Minister Designate for Energy, distributed 50 laptops to 50 teachers in his constituency .This according to the MP, was in fulfillment of a campaign promise to the teachers.
Addressing the beneficiary teachers at the training session in Karaga, Dr Amin Adam said Computer literacy was key to education success in the country hence the support, “if you are not a computer literate, then you are lost in this world.You can’t function,” he stated.
He said to improve the teaching of ICT among students in the Karaga District, he hopes to equip the teachers in the area with the requisite knowledge and support them with necessary materials to enable them guide the pupils in having basic knowledge in the ICT.
“I am doing this because I don’t want students in Karaga to be disadvantaged in ICT, therefore I implore you to take advantage of the training,” he stated
The Karaga law maker revealed that his outfit has procured additional 50 laptops to be given to the second batch of teachers by November this year, and called on teachers and the management of the Karaga Education Directorate to help sustain the partnership with him.
Meanwhile the Director of Education of the Karaga District, Lawrence Abdala Iddrisu, in his statement thanked the MP for the support.
Speaking to Diamond News, some of the beneficiary teachers commended the MP for the gesture saying the training was timely since it will go a long way to sharpen their ICT skills.
Dr Amin Anta later presented 20 street lights bulbs to the Karaga Senior High School where he urged the students to take their studies seriously.
He also visited the construction site of a new SHS at Pishigu, which was facilitated by the MP with funds from the Ghana Gas Company.
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu