Ecobank Ghana commissioned a new and fully equipped computer laboratory for the Christian Methodist Senior High School (CHRIMESCO) in Accra. Estimated at GHS160,000, the project provided 30 networked computers, furniture, air conditioners, a projector, projector screen and other accessories.
Managing Director of Ecobank Ghana Mr. Daniel Sackey noted that education was one of three critical focus areas for Ecobank’s CSR programs, alongside empowering young people who form a growing segment of Ghana’s population.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the world, requiring almost everyone to be a tech-savvy and digital proficient… The importance of acquiring the right skill set within the digital and technological space cannot be overemphasized, as the use of technology has taken centre stage with rapid global adoption”.Mr. Daniel Sackey, Managing Director, Ecobank Ghana
Mr. Sackey emphasized that ICT was a key enabler of efficient work delivery, permitting complex analysis and creating new ways to share, learn and engage. He added that ICT would continue to be the basis for economic and social transformation for individuals and communities. He therefore advised students and faculty of Christian Methodist Senior High School to make the most use of the computer lab and to maintain the equipment and facility to ensure sustainable usage.
Headmaster of Christian Methodist Seinior High School Mr. Kweku Acquah received the newly commissioned laboratory on behalf of the school. Mr. Acquah said CHRIMESCO had been without a modern computer lab for years. With the installation of a new lab, Mr. Acquah hoped students would now be able to access e-books, online articles, and various educational apps to enhance teaching and learning. Mr. Sackey thanked the management of Ecobank Ghana and pledged the commitment of school management to ensure regular maintenance to extend the life span of the facility.
Representative of CHRIMESCO Old Student Association Air Commodore Jacob Ashrifie, who witnessed the commissioning also thanked Ecobank for the donation. Municipal Director of Education for Ga-South Mr. Henry Ayetse commended Ecobank Ghana and old students across Ghana to consider visiting their alma maters, assess their educational needs and provided relevant support to complement government’s efforts.
Other key witnesses at the commissioning Dr. Edward Botchway, Executive Director and Chief Finance Officer, representatives of the CHRIMESCO Old Students Association and Board.