Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister for Communications has launched the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications’ (GIFEC) cyber laboratory project today, December 14, 2018.
The event occurred at the Dansoman 1 & 2 Junior High School in the Ablekuma West Constituency, with the schools in the Constituency being given 200 computers.
At the project launch, Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful emphasized the need to equip the younger generation with the requisite technological skills in order to survive in the computer age.
She noted that exposure to technology should form part of socialization at the academic level, right from kindergarten.
This, she believes, would help children become adept in information technology.
“We need to give our children the digital skills that they need to be able to survive, compete and thrive in the new world that is unfolding before us.
“We think it is important that our children be introduced [to], and [be] proficient in the use of computers at a much earlier age.
If I had my way, we would start from the kindergartens so that it becomes part of their training and becomes normal for them to use just like it is in other parts of the world,” she asserted.
Reiterating government’s determination to provide affordable yet quality education to Ghanaian children, the Communications Minister posited that over 1,200 schools nationwide, both JHS and SHS, have been equipped with computer laboratories.