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Yinson Production Provides Computer Laboratory for Artur Fischer Catholic Basic School to Promote STEM Education in Western Ghana

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Yinson Production West Africa, a global energy infrastructure and technology company, has recently donated a computer laboratory to the Artur Fischer Catholic Basic School in Apowa, located in the Ahanta West Municipality of the Western Region. The facility is fully equipped with 30 desktop computers and accessories, a server, a projector, a remote-controlled automated electric projector screen, and internet connectivity with a year subscription to enhance ICT learning. The laboratory is expected to benefit about 3,000 primary and junior high school students from the surrounding areas.

According to the Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator of Yinson Ghana, Edward Mensah, the company recognizes the growing importance of ICT skills in modern society and the need to equip children with the necessary skills to enhance teaching and learning. Therefore, Yinson Ghana is committed to supporting and promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, an approach to learning and development that integrates the sciences.

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Mensah noted that this is the second computer lab the company has provided in the municipality, following the first ICT center commissioned in 2020 at the Kejabil Municipal Assembly for use by the junior high school. He further reiterated the company’s dedication to investing in the education of the younger generation to equip them with essential skills to compete globally.

For his part, the Municipal Director of Education, George Effah, emphasized the significance of ICT in executing educational programs, considering its pivotal role since the inception of the Education Act of 2008 (Act 778) and the recent introduction and implementation of standard-based and Common Core curricula for primary and junior high schools. He acknowledged Yinson Ghana’s unwavering commitment to the development of the education sector in the municipality.

In summary, Yinson Ghana has yet again demonstrated its commitment to improving the education sector in the Ahanta West Municipality by donating a fully equipped computer laboratory to the Artur Fischer Catholic Basic School. The donation is expected to benefit about 3,000 primary and junior high school students and equip them with the necessary skills to compete globally. For the most part, the investment in STEM education by Yinson Ghana will go a long way in improving the future prospects of the students and the country at large.

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