World Bank Donates Laptops to School of Business & Sam Jonah Library

The World Bank Ghana has donated 15 laptops each to the School of Business and the Sam Jonah Library at a short ceremony in Accra.
The donation was in response to an appeal made by the School and the Sam Jonah Library for laptops to enhance teaching and learning.
At the presentation ceremony, the Senior Country Operations Officer of the Bank, Dr. Beatrix Allah-Mensah, said the donation was to encourage teaching and learning of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). She added that the gesture formed part of the Bank's Corporate Social Responsibility.
Dr. Allah- Mensah  said the Bank had been funding government's projects with the aim of reducing poverty. She mentioned the construction of the Akosombo Dam as one of the funded projects initiated by the Bank in the 60s. She further indicated that the World Bank had been assisting the Ghanaian economy in the areas of energy, education, ICT, health, infrastructure,water and sanitation, among others.
She called on stakeholders in the education sector to read the 2018 World Development Report, which focuses on learning challenges in schools. She advised the stakeholders to help school children with the needed resources to make learning easy for them at school, adding that the Report categorically pointed out that " The fact that you  have been to school doesn't mean you have learnt". Consequently, she noted that the Bank would continue to assist educational institutions in Ghana with teaching and learning materials.
The Vice-Dean of the School, Dr. Siaw Frimpong, who received the items, commended World Bank for the donation and called on other corporate bodies to emulate the gesture.
 Dr. Frimpong stated that the laptops would go a long way to improve the academic performance of students and assured the Bank that the School would put the laptops to good use.
On his part, Mr. Kwame Boohene, from the Sam Jonah Library, said the laptops would help students with disability in their ICT studies.
Other beneficiaries included the Ghana Technology University College and the Islamic Primary and Junior High School,Accra.