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CEO of CWF calls for partnership

Feb 8, 2016, 11:16 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

Emmanuel Dadzie, Chief Executive Officer of Cyber World Foundation (CWF), has called on the government, the private sector and philanthropists for partnership and support to empower Gambian students with more skills.

The CWF CEO was speaking to journalists over the weekend at a press conference held in Serrekunda.

He said Cyber World Foundation is a registered non-governmental and non-profitable organization, whose objective is to link with other organizations, government agencies and institutions to provide the necessary logistic and facilities needed to achieve the government’s goal on ICT Education Article 10.2.

Headquartered in Brufut Ghana town, the Sannimantereng constituency of the Kombo North District of Western Division, CWF works hard to bridge the technological gap in education as well as to better the world through education.

The organization was established in 2013 to organize and help students in the community with evening classes to help them excel in their basic and secondary school final examinations (GABECE and WASSCE).

“Everything that we are doing now is to get information to educate people in computer,” CEO Dadzie said, adding that the main objective is to enhance computer literacy in all community schools.

“We have realized that most of the students lack basic knowledge in computing as many of them at the secondary school level cannot even open a file in the computer talk less of using a computer to access information on the internet,” he said.

“This prompted the organization to carry out a case study to examine the level of ICT education in the schools within our communities.”

Mr Dadzie said it was also realised that most of the schools “are not including ICT education in their syllabus” and the few schools offering ICT have few outdated computers for practical.

“This makes their ICT lessons very uncomfortable,” he said. “We live in the computer era, and we depend on the computer to help us complete tasks, and to solve problems.

“Computers are used in various fields like business, pharmacy, music, education, engineering, transportation, and cooking as they help to ease certain tasks, provide information faster and speed up the work.”

He reiterated that Cyber World Foundation believes that knowledge in computing must be given much attention in our education today.

“If students are taught how to use a computer to access information on the internet they will be able to finish up with most of their school assignment and even learn some topics on their own as there are uncountable resources on the internet,” he said.