GT Bank refurbished and furnished the computer laboratory for Ayi Mensah Basic School. Prior to the refurbishment, the computer lab was in a state of disrepair and had only two laptops for teaching ICT classes for the entire student population. The important upgrade to the facility supports the decision by the Ghana Education Service’s (GES) to pivot from regular teaching and learning to a more interactive, practical and research-based. The GES also aims at addressing the computer facilities required to conduct virtual learning sessions, which have become essential as a result of COVID-19.

General Manager for Internal Services at GT Bank Mrs. Iris Richter-Addo said the lab project reaffirmed the commitment of GT Bank to equip youngsters with adequate ICT skills. Mrs. Richter-Addo noted that GT Bank believed every child had the right to quality education and that the initiative was rightly timed to respond to the new online curriculum of GES. She explained that, as a socially-responsible business, GT Bank, does its best to contribute its quota to the development of individuals and institutions in communities where the bank operates.

Head of Supervision at GES Mr. Peter Ngala commended GT Bank for undertaking the timely initiative. Mr. Ngala observed that the offer of assistance came in at a time when GES was encouraging teachers to use technology to to teach and conduct research while also encouraging students to to use technology to learn.

Headteacher of Ayi Mensah Basic School Mr. Essel Ofosu Anto described the project as a dream come true. Mr. Anto thanked GT Bank for the important investment which be believed would be invaluable to both students and teachers.

Credits: [Millicent AMEDOR]