Computers have occupied a very important place in our lives. We cannot imagine our life without computers. They are being used in each and every field to make work easier. The work is done in an efficient manner and consumes less time.
However, computer systems have a few disadvantages also. Computers have no brain. They cannot take a decision on their own. They need human guidance. Computers can affect health. They may affect the eyes of the person using it.
Despite these disadvantages, a computer does not lose its importance and created the need for computer education. With the growing uses of the computer, the requirement of computer education is also.
With such vas usage of computers system, it has become necessary that each person should have the knowledge to use the computer systems.
As computer is important in our everyday lives many people living in rural Liberia does not have easy access to computer or internet system.
But in Bong County a non-governmental organization has completed the training of high school students on basic knowledge in computer skills.
The United Bong County Association in the Americas (UBCAA) through its Liberia program will this weekend graduate over sixty students from seventeen high schools in Gbarnga, Bong County.
In a communication dated September 21, UBCAA, Country Representative, Philip Singbah disclosed that the program is part of the association way of improving the lives of the younger generation.
When quizzed about the important of computer education, the UBCAA Liberia representative said, “Computers help the students to learn about the world and know what is happening in it. It helps them to aim for excellent jobs in the future and succeed in it. The computer has become a standard of education throughout the world. This makes computer education important.”
“As part of our Capacity Development Program, we have concluded phase one of the computer literacy training for 64 students from 17 schools in Bong County.
The students were taught five basic computer courses, Introduction to Computer Systems, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Internet Explorer, and Mavic Beacon, for the period of three months.
They have passed both the theoretical and practical exams administered by the trainers. These students are now prepared to go out and make maximum use of the skills, he narrated.
He said 84 students started the program but 64 were qualified for graduation and will be graduating Saturday September 24, 2022.
The 64 students are expected to receive certificates and as well best performing students will be honored during the program.
Philip however, praised the UBCAA board through its president, Caimon Joe Kollie for their continues support towards the Association’s Liberia program activities.
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