The Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS), the social development arm of The Church of Pentecost, has donated assorted ICT equipment to three Pentecost Preparatory Schools (PPSs) to enhance technology-based education in the schools.
The beneficiary schools are Pentecost Preparatory School, Abrepo in Kumasi, Pentecost Preparatory School, Tema and Pentecost Preparatory School, Bubuashie in Accra.
PPS-Abrepo received 10 desktop computers and accessories, PPS-Tema received seven desktop computers and accessories, including a digital TV set, while PPS-Bubuashie received two digital TV sets.
Donating the items to the schools at Tema on Thursday, November 7, 2019, the Director of PENTSOS, Elder Richard Amaning, revealed that PENTSOS is currently implementing an educational improvement project dubbed “School Digitization Project” which seeks among others, to improve the quality of education in the Pentecost schools across the country.
“The project targets revamping and retooling the ICT laboratories in our schools to increase knowledge and practice in the use of ICT,” he said, adding, “The project in each year shall support at least two Pentecost schools to equip their ICT labs with modern computers and other equipment.”
According to him, the brand new desktop computers will contribute to improving the academic performance of the pupils. He urged the beneficiary schools to put the equipment to good use in order to serve the purpose for which they were donated.
The Tema Area Head, Apostle Larbi Wettey, who received the items, thanked the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, and the Executive Council for Vision 2023 which seeks to reposition PENTSOS to become more proactive and supportive to the needs of Pentecost schools. He also thanked the PENTSOS Director for his kind gesture to the schools.
The Headmistress of PPS-Tema, Deaconess Anna Agyare, thanked the PENTSOS Director for coming to their aid. She said the donation was timely as most of the computers in the school’s ICT laboratory were not functioning.