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Dr. Bawumia to Launch “One Student One Laptop Initiative” At The University of Ghana Today

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 Source: Michael Djan

Vice President, Alhaji Dr.Mahamudu Bawumia will today, Wednesday 12th January 2022 join Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana in Legon, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo to launch”one student one laptop initiative”.

The laptop awards ceremony is aimed at supporting the needy Student in the new virtual learning environment and it is expected to continue every academic year.

In October 2021, the newly inducted Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, has announced she will institute a ‘one-student-one-Laptop’ initiative.

According to her, this will help equip students for the technological drive.

Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo believes technology must be inculcated in Ghana’s education system to unleash the best out of students for nation-building.

Speaking at her induction ceremony, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo called on the President to waive taxes on the product to make the devices affordable for students and staff of the institution.

“Mr. President, drawing a cue from you, I intend to institute a ONE STUDENT ONE LAPTOP POLICY, where we collaborate with established IT companies to provide our students and staff with their own laptop/handheld devices. Mr. President, in this regard we will need your support and that of your government to waive taxes for us, making these devices affordable for our students and staff.”

“The need for them to acquire their own laptops/handheld devices is critical in a period where we are upscaling technology to make us functional in the fourth revolution as we live through and beyond a pandemic”, she announced.

By: Godwin

Source: Michael Djan