Old student donates laptops to Mfantsipim School
A member of the Mfantsipim Old Boys 1989 Year Group, Mohammed Baakoe, has donated laptops worth GH¢250,000 to the school’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) unit, as well as support the preparation of the school’s National Maths and Science Quiz (NSMQ) team.
Funds for the laptop were raised with support from Mr Baakoe’s company in Canada, DRW.
Mr Baakoe presented the laptops to the President of the Mfantsipim Old Boys Association (MOBA), Captain Paul Forjoe at the MOBA Secretariat in Accra.
Making the presentation, Mr Baakoe highlighted the significance of ICT to the development of the youth and education.
He indicated that as someone who had benefitted significantly from the training in ICT, he deemed it necessary that all students, especially at high school benefit from practical training in ICT with the requisite equipment, hence the gesture to support the school’s ICT unit with the laptops.
The IT Lead at DRW stressed that not only was he encouraged to give back to the school that gave him the foundation, but noted that his company recognised the significance of such support to educational institutions and was ready to sustain its collaboration with Mfantsipim to further strengthen its ICT unit and training.
Captain Forjoe, whose title within MOBA is Ebusuapanyin, receiving the items on behalf of the school, expressed appreciation to Mr Baakoe and DRW for the donation.
He said with the world now evolving technology, ICT was integral in the holistic education and thus described as ‘timely and essential’ the gesture from Mr Baakoe.
Ebusuapanyin Forjoe was confident the laptops would go a long way to support the school’s e-learning drive and expressed the hope that there would be more support for the school as it strives to maintain its high standards.