Dr. Akwasi Amankwaah Ampofo Donates 5 Laptops to 1S1L Initiative

Dr. Akwasi Amankaah Ampofo, a distinguished Ghanaian Academic based in the United States has contributed five laptops to support the cause of the University of Ghana's One-Student One Laptop initiative,

The laptops were formally handed over by Prof. Tweneboah-Koduah on behalf of Dr. Ampofo, who conveyed his appreciation to the University for the opportunity to give back, despite his brief one-year stint on campus.

"Even though he spent just a semester here, he is still seen as an alumnus of the University, so in our interactions, Dr. Ampofo agreed to support with five laptops. So we are here to present the laptops on his behalf. Dr. Ampofo is still in the U.S," explained Prof. Tweneboah-Koduah.

Prof. Tweneboah-Koduah 

Expressing gratitude for the contribution, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo thanked the delegation representing Dr. Ampofo. She highlighted the significance of the donation to the student community.

Prof. Amfo also utilised the occasion to provide an update on the progress of the Vice-Chancellor's initiative to enhance student life on campus through digitalisation.

She remarked, "Certainly, this is good news. This programme was launched last year in April – the Vice-Chancellor's initiative to enhance the University of Ghana student experience through digitalisation. It has three components: the Classroom Modernisation Project, the construction of Hot-Spot Comfort Zones, and the One Student One Laptop project. We have made significant strides and have modernised a number of our lecture halls here at the Legon Campus, City Campus, and Korle-bu Campus."

Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo

Regarding the funding and support for the initiative, she added, "For the Korle-bu campus, it was fully funded by the Alumni. Individuals and companies like Stanbic Bank, GCB Bank, Cal Bank, Bank of Ghana, and many more have sponsored and supported the programme till now. We are happy to receive this donation."

"We are very grateful for the work that has been done so far by the Implementation committee headed by Prof. Peter Quartey, Director of ISSER. We have received now in excess of 400 laptops for needy students, and there are plans, also, to establish Laptop assembling centers on campus which will create employment as well," expressed the Vice-Chancellor.

The donation event was attended by Prof. Kwasi Dartey-Baah, Director of the Office of Institutional Advancement; Prof. Mohammed Amidu from UGBS, Mr. Joseph Boakye Yiadom from Oasis Capital and Ms. Pascaline Songsore, Senior Assistant Registrar at the Public Affairs Directorate.