The Deputy Education and Sports Minister in-charge of Basic and Teacher Education Mrs Angelina Baiden Amissah, said that the effective utilisation of computers in schools would help to introduce the desired changes in teaching and learning methods.
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Mrs Amissah said more than 60 per cent of the public secondary schools had computer laboratories with between three to hundred computers but unfortunately most of the computers were not being used to enrich teaching and learning when she opened the UNESCO Associated Schools Computer Project (ASPnet) ICT Centre and teachers workshop at the Osu Home School in Accra. Mrs Amissah noted that the Information for All Programme, which sponsored the workshop for teachers in ICT training under the ASPnet programme, was one of the main pillars towards the attainment of UNESCO's Education for All Programme. She expressed that the centre would develop to cater for ASPnet not only at the local level but also in the West Africa Sub-Region and consolidate the cooperation with other countries.