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In this rising technological era, exposing individuals to learning how to use computers and developing skills in Information Technology (IT) is really important. However, in most rural areas in Ghana, students rarely see or even use computers. I remember being taught Information Communications Technology (ICT) without touching a computer, and we won’t realize the impact it has had on us until some day. Could you imagine a university student willing to offer computer science without even knowing how to type? This is my personal story and experience which was was featured at http://bit.ly/2AOhNUu on the Zenva platform.
I knew that lack of computers and other learning materials was a major problem but I thought that measures were being put in place to improve them. However, after reading a comment from a colleague, an ICT Teacher in the locality, to a post of the President of Ghana, I got to know that this issue still remains; " A good move your Excellency! I pray you would one day supply computers to basic schools in Ghana to help our students to keep abreast with the current trend of Information Technology. Most teachers teach ICT on the chalkboard instead of on computers. My humble appeal: Armah Emmanuel, a teacher at ATRONSU, BIBIANI MUNICIPAL, WESTERN REGION" -- Mr. Emmanuel Armah.
I believe that no one was born master to utilize computers to solve problems, but rather it is through the exposure to these tools and persistence to learn to use them well that has brought about these advances in technology. Helping to buy at least 10 computers for Atronsu Municipal Assembly Basic School as well as Sefwi Baakokrom Municipal Assembly Basic School will not only help the pupils get access to basic computer skills but also as means of helping breed others to help in technological innovation. I hope this initiative I am about to start will help to lift others so they can also be inspired and lift those who are coming after them.