NIIT Ghana donates computers, ICT textbooks to a needy school
The ingenuity of an ICT teacher who in the absence of a computer, drew the modern communication device on a blackboard for lessons, attracted support from NIIT Ghana.
On Monday, March 12, 2018 NIIT Ghana presented computers, accessories and assorted IT training books to the Betenase M/A JHS in Sekyedumasi.
Pictures went viral on social media when Richard Akoto Appiah an ICT Teacher at Betenase M/A JHS was seen teaching his students Microsoft Word Application from a blackboard. Richard taught ICT by drawing computer components or software application interfaces on the blackboard.
It was all joy for the students and teachers of Betenase M/A JHS when NIIT Ghana moved in to support. Many of the students tried their hands on a computer for the first time.
Richard has for over six years taken to the chalk board to draw Microsoft Word interface and other computer parts for his students due to the absence of computers.
"I feel very, very happy. No more ICT on the blackboard thanks to NIIT. We are going to make good use of what we've had today." Richard said.
With approval from NIIT Ghana CEO, Dr. Kapil Gupta, the company's senior management, including the director Yaw Amoateng and senior manager Sanjeev Mishra, traveled to Sekyedumase to present the equipment to the school.
NIIT Ghana's gesture has pushed the Municipal Assembly to designate a hall in the yet-to be inaugurated Community Center for an IT centre for at least ten schools in Sekyedumasi. Mohammed Salisu Bamba says the assembly will collaborate with NIIT for an improved and quality IT education for students in the area.
Richard who was full of joy said "I am very happy with what they have done for the school because we are in need of these things."
This kind gesture has caught the attention of both local and international media.
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