MTN Ghana has handed over a 200 seating capacity library and a 20 seating capacity ICT centre to the New Juaben Senior High School in Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
The fully furnished facilities which have been stocked with a variety of reading materials and 20 desktop computers with five years of free internet access with support from Huawei was completed at an amount of GHC 602,000.
According to the management of MTN Ghana, the project falls in line with the vision of the company to improve educational delivery in the country which falls part of the MTN Foundations three pillars which includes Health, Education and Economic Empowerment.
In an interview with the media after handing over the facility to the school, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh indicated that MTN Ghana will continue to support the delivery of quality education in the country.
“We have 3 pillars for the MTN Foundation Education, Economic Empowerment and Health and this particular project falls under education. One of our goals is to extend digital services to everyone looking at a whole new digital world. And as part of that New Juabeng Senior High School with a population of over 2000 student population studying in a very small uncomfortable condition, we thought it would be wise to support them, which falls directly in line with the mission of MTN foundation”.
Frank Obeng Wilson, headmaster of New Juaben Senior High School who was very excited about the new facility told Citi News the school will ensure the facilities are well maintained.
Mr Wilson also called on other organizations and individuals to also support the government in its quest to deliver quality education.
“We do not have enough books here in the school, government is to provide them but we all know government alone cannot do it. MTN is an organisation and through their social responsibility, they have given us this facility. I will, therefore, use this opportunity to thank them and also call on other institutions and organizations to follow suit and support education delivery in the country”.