Board and Management of St. Francis co-operative credit union at Buoho in the Afigya Kwabre South District of the Ashanti region have encouraged students in the district to be serious with their computer and ICT lessons since the world is fast-changing towards computing and technology.
According to the board, quality education was the most integral component of development in any society, which computer and ICT must not underestimated.
At a ceremony, St Francis co-operative credit union procured and handed over 20 pieces set of computers and peripherals, 20 table and chairs and a marker board to Buoho R/C midel JHS on Thursday. In addition the board also provided washroom for the staffs and students in the school.
Mr. Kwame Fordjour the Board chair handing over the items underscored the need for pupils to have access to computers in schools to have practical feel of the subjects they learn under ICT and as part of their corporate social responsibilities to provide proper training for students through ICT.
He noted that the credit union refurbished one classroom block to house the items at the expense of the dividend of the shareholders of the credit union which according to him it is imperative that cooperate instructions to honour corporate social responsibility to their operational catchment to boost development as government alone cannot do all.
The credit union Manager, Mr. Emmanuel Hayford Mensah on his part said the credit union spends billion of cedis in towards the corporate social responsibility in areas of education, health, sanitation, and other social needs by the communities.
He encouraged all parents and staffs of the school to consider being member of the credit union. He particularly charged the pupils to adopt the habit of saving with the union as St Francis has a portfolio for students and youth.
The Board chair reminded the school authorities that all the items were
The Headmistress of the Buoho R/C model JHS, Vivian Nuzajl was very grateful to the donors and pledged to adopt culture of maintenance and to put them to maximum use.
She complained some other pressing challenges facing the school were their uncompleted classroom block, sanitary room, tables and chairs for the pupils and logistics for the curriculum as she appealed to other stakeholders, corporate institutions to emulate the shining example of the donors.
Meanwhile the students upon witnessing and receiving a first kind of gesture expressed their heartfelt.
Story by Rexkin Ohene Boateng, Hello Fm Kumasi