The Parent-Teacher-Association (PTA) of Pentecost Preparatory and Junior High School on Saturday inaugurated a computer laboratory to promote Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) in the school established in 1994. It formed part of the school's second speech and prize giving day at Buabiashie, Accra. Samuel Ofori Adjei, Headmaster of Accra Academy Senior High School, inaugurating the laboratory, stressed the need for parents to contribute their quota towards their children's education especially their academic excellence and moral upbringing. He urged parents and teachers to avoid complacency and assist managements of schools in the training of their children. Josephine Kuffuor, National Community Participation Coordinator at the Ministry of Education, told that ICT had been inculcated into the mainstream syllabus as a compulsory subject to help students acquire additional knowledge to compete with their counterparts in other parts of the world.
She said that the privatization of the sector was ideal since Government alone could not bear the cost of education of the entire children in the country. Pastor Joshua Dzidzornu, Chairman of the PTA said that the gesture was in line with Government's policy that by 2010, students would be examined in ICT at the BECE level. He said the laboratory now had 14 computers out of the estimated 40 and the PTA was determined to ensure each student had a computer soon.