President John Evans Atta Mills has reaffirmed Government's commitment towards women empowerment in the country, for which application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for knowledge at the work place and home is vital. President Atta Mills made the affirmation in a speech read on his behalf at the second congregation of Saint Theresa's College of Education at Hohoe at the weekend.It was under the theme, 'ICT in Teacher Education – Role of the Female Teacher.'
A total of 148 students graduated with Diploma in Basic Education awarded by Institute of Education, University of Cape Coast (UCC). Four students had second class upper division, 36 had second class lower division, 84 had third class division and 18 had a pass. President Atta Mills urged students especially women to be proactive in the usage and application of ICT because available statistics indicated that most women had no interest in computers. He announced that Government in collaboration with the Ministry of Education had an Internet portal for the teaching and learning of Mathematics and Science for Junior High Schools and urged management of Colleges of Education and students to download the material for their study. President Atta Mills said Government's determination to provide a holistic education was on course and liaising with major development partners and stakeholders to improve teaching, learning, residential facilities and enhanced remuneration for all categories of workers under the education sector. He paid glowing tribute to the founding fathers for establishing the College and urged the graduands to be steadfast and worthy ambassadors in their chosen profession to affect society positively.