THE Amansie West District Assembly has begun a programme to promote the teaching and learning of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the district.
As part of the programme, the assembly has operationalised the community information centre at Manso-Nkwanta, the district capital, with the procurement of 10 computers to add up to the existing stock.
This would enable more children to have access to computers at a time.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Charles Oti-Prempeh, disclosed this at the opening of a one-week workshop on the national language programme for schools at Antoakrom.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) organised the workshop, which was sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development.
The DCE stated that Ghana was blessed with a fairly developed local language system, which could be harnessed in the formative years of a child’s educational journey to enable the children to better develop their talents.
He said a child of six whose inability to express himself or herself in the English language was most often denied the opportunity to come up on the educational ladder.
Mr Oti-Prempeh said the new system would correct the wrongs in the system for the benefit of the children and the nation.
He stated that the district would continue to offer the necessary support to the GES to enable it to undertake its activities effectively.
He said in that vein, the assembly had purchased 1000 bags of cement and 50 packets of roofing sheets to commence repairs on some classroom blocks in the communities.
The District Director of Education, Mr Samuel Kena, called on teachers to avoid negative acts that could draw back the progress of education in the district.