Member of Parliament for the Effutu constituency in the Central Region, Alex Afenyo Markin has wooed his constituents with a “one-private school teacher, one-laptop project”.
According to Mr Afenyo Markin, the initiative is to improve ICT education in the constituency.
Under the programme, each private school teacher in the Effutu constituency will get a brand new HP laptop.
606 public school teachers within Effutu had already benefited from the initiative.
The lawmaker at a presentation ceremony where he presented the first set of 105 HP laptops to private school teachers indicated that teachers in Effutu must be abreast with knowledge in Information Communication Technology in order to impart knowledge.
“To me if teachers are able to utilize this computers well, they themselves will have the necessary confidence to impart knowledge,” the Member of Parliament said.
“We are in an ICT world and a teacher needs to have all his resources since research is key and this laptop will be used for such an exercise. But to me that is the drive because without such resources we can’t expect our teachers to do better,” Afenyo Markin said.
He added that plans are far advanced to build a multi-purpose ICT Resource Centre for both private and public school students to patronize.