The Minister of Communication, Mr. Iddrisu Haruna, has entreated students in the north to devote much of their time to the study of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
He stressed that knowledge in ICT “is the driving force in this modern world, hence the urgent need for all students, especially those in the rural areas to dedicate themselves to its study”.
The minister gave the advice when he broke the ground for the commencement of work on an ultra-modern computer training centre at the Tamale Girls Senior High, over the weekend.
The project is expected to be completed in six months ans the centre, equipped with brand new computers, with internet facilities.
Mr. Haruna who is the Member of Parliament for Tamale South, made it clear that the government was very much committed to facilitating the study of ICT and asked the students to take advantage of the opportunities at their disposal, to increase their knowledge in the field to better their lot.
He further advised the students not to indulge in early sex and other social vices, since such acts could derail their fortunes.
He also entreated them to be disciplined at all times and accord their teachers the needed respect.
The Tamale Metropolitan Director Ghana Education, Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Shani, expressed gratitude to the minister for the centre, stressing it would go a long way to improve quality teaching and learning in the school.
He pledged the Directorate’s preparedness to monitor the contractor, to complete the project on schedule.
The Headmistress, Hajia Mariama Mahama, appealed to the government to provide the school with sporting facilities to promote the discipline in the only girls senior high school in the metropolis.