Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, believes that the government’s free internet access to students across the country will provide equal academic opportunities for them.
He describes the project as a ‘level of academic opportunities’
Speaking at the commissioning of the project at the Ghana Institute of Journalism in Accra on Friday, November 20, Dr. Bawumia said that the project will go a long way in increasing the quality of education in the country.
“The Free Wi-Fi Project is a leveler of academic opportunities, an equal opportunity window to the world of internet of things, a student in a less endowed school will have access to the same academic material available to his or her counterparts in a more endowed school,” he said.
Rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Prof. Kwame Kwansah-Aidoo, speaking at the ceremony, described the commissioning as timely as many educational institutions have migrated academic activities online following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease.
He said that the project will “will lift a significant burden off the shoulders of managements of the beneficiary institutions as well as students.”
Meanwhile, over 80% of the project is said to have been completed.
It is targeted to cover all 722 Senior High Schools in the country and some tertiary institutions.
The Vice-President has already announced that the government has already awarded the contract for the first batch of wifi installations to begin in some second cycle and tertiary institutions as part of the project.
He is hopeful that all schools, universities, colleges of education as well as district education offices will be connected to free Wi-Fi by next year.
Story by: Selasi Hormenoo | universnewsroom.com