By Mercy Darko
Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has pledged to support the University of Ghana with 100 laptops to complement the University’s One Student One Laptop initiative.
At a ceremony to officially launch the initiative and present laptops to forty brilliant but needy students in Accra, Dr. Bawumia said online teaching and learning has come to stay in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic stressing the need for all to leverage on technology to improve the way things are done. He commended the University for championing the course to help students with their studies.
Spearheaded by the University of Ghana Business School, the initiative will help students acquire laptops for their studies as many universities and other institutions have resorted to the use of digital platforms for their businesses. Vice President Bawumia said with Covid still lingering on, it is only prudent for all to use digital means to continue with teaching and learning in schools. He commended the University of Ghana for the initiative pledging that the government will support the project. He appealed to the alumni of the University to also contribute their widow’s mite to ensure its success.
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Nana Aba Appiah-Amfo, expressed gratitude to institutions which have supported the University in various capacities.
Dean of the University of Ghana Business School, Justice Nyigma Bawole said Covid-19 brought to the fore the need to adopt innovative ways to enhance teaching and learning through the use of digital platforms. He outlined some of the measures put in place by the University to enhance online learning. These include 220 desktop computers.
The forty students, who were honored, took part in an essay competition where they shared their experiences with e-learning. Some of the winners of the competition shared their experiences with online teaching and learning and what motivated them to send an entry for the competition.