Acclaimed auditing and consulting firm KPMG, has provided the Dzorwulu Junior High School in the Greater Accra Region with a state of the art computer laboratory.
The project which cost GHȻ100,000 comprises the renovation of a classroom into a laboratory and the presentation of 20 computers to the school. The gesture climaxes the institution’s three-year partnership with the school. Handing over the computer laboratory to the school, the Head of Audit at KPMG, Mr Anthony Sarpong said the company as part of its social responsibility decided to assist the school in various areas in the space of three years to compliment government’s efforts to make the school one of the most convenient and safe environments for teaching and learning.
He advised the students to take computer literacy very seriously, since Information Computer Technology (ICT) was key to national development. He predicted that a time will come when there will not be a place for people who do not have ICT knowledge.
As part of the partnership, KPMG first provided items including teachers’ chairs and tables, formica boards for the JHS 1 classrooms and for outdoor teaching. The school has a population of 400 and was established in 1978 but until the partnership, it had no computer laboratory.
The Headmistress of the school, Mrs Stella Tsekpo, who lauded KPMG for the gesture, was of the view that the partnership had helped to improve educational standards of the school. She added that the provision of the computer laboratory by KPMG was a dream come true, since the facility will help the students to be better equipped with topics in ICT.
The Circuit Supervisor of the school, Mr. Kwame Adzuzor said the availability of the facility will help the students to be independent of their teachers since they can now research on topics without supervision by their teachers. He added that the gesture will impact on the academic performance of the students and urged teachers who are not computer compliant to take advantage of the facility to equip themselves.