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12-Nov-2009  
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High cost of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment, lack of zeal on the side of students and lack of realistic policies governing ICT in the country have been identified as some of the major challenges facing ICT in the country.

"Everything in the world today revolves around ICT and that is the more reason why we must all do well to put in place the necessary measures in order to ensure that we obtain the maximum benefits associated with its use," said Mr. Joshua Mallet, Commonwealth and ECOWAS Consultant.

Addressing students at an education symposium on Wednesday organized by Valley View University (VVU) as part of its 30th anniversary, he said ICT had played a pivotal role in the development of the nation and for "making the world a small place".

Mr. Mallet urged the students to attach importance to ICT, explore all the benefits that come with it and appealed to VVU to liaise with other higher institutions to come out with innovations and inventions.

"I will appeal to VVU to endeavour to train more people in ICT so that when they come out, they will be able to impart the knowledge to others. By so doing, Ghana will not lag behind in this world which revolves around ICT," he said.

Mr. Peter Brown, Deputy Head of Continuing Education, UCC, who was a guest speaker urged the students to specialize in professional education in order to become more knowledgeable in their chosen fields of study.

"Acquisition of knowledge and skills in one specialized field of study will not only boost your knowledge and make you dominate that field but most importantly grant you job security," he said.

Speaking on Adventist Education, Professor Kofi Owusu-Mensa, a retired Adventist educationist, said it purposely came about in order to truly reconcile man to his Creator.

"Adventist education started some 106 years ago by Ellen White, the founder of Seventh Day Adventist, in order to help man recognize his Creator," he said.

He said Adventist education was not only about the Bible but also how to come out with the requisite knowledge on how best man can be useful to himself and his community.

"Every education you receive is half cooked if it limits your knowledge to this earth," he said.
 
 
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