The Eastern Regional Minister, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has made a passionate appeal to development partners, both at home and abroad, to support government efforts in ensuring quality education in the country. According to him, the government alone could not shoulder the development of education, particularly Information Communication Technology (ICT), in the country without the support of selfless and social development -oriented non-governmental organisations (NGOs). He made the appeal at a brief, but colorful, dedication ceremony of 20 Del desktop computers and accessories donated to the Klo-Agogo Senior High School by Planting Technology International (PTI), at the school premises.
He intimated that with the current trend of globalisation, ICT has become the engine of growth, and it is in recognition of this that the government had placed premium towards its development. He explained that the new education reform places emphasis on science, technology and ICT as critical tools for mainstreaming the country into the fast developing global world. Ampofo reiterated that the presentation of the computers by PTI to the school showed that NGOs and other development partners appreciate the fact that the government alone could not provide all the resources and infrastructure facilities that were required for convenient teaching and learning in the education sector. To the students, the Regional Minister urged them to make maximum use of the computers for their academic work, as well as handling the facilities with maximum care.