CBOD Donates Laptops to Support One Student One Laptop Project

A delegation from the Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distribution (CBOD), led by Mr. Senyo Hosi, Chief Executive Officer (CBOD), has donated twenty laptops to support the Vice-Chancellor’s One Student One Laptop Initiative.

The One Student One Laptop Initiative, which falls under the Vice-Chancellor’s Programme for Enhancing the UG Student Experience through Digitalisation aims at providing affordable computers for students and staff and free laptops for needy students to help them fully adapt to the changes in education delivery and learning, while having access to the required resources to facilitate effective teaching, learning and research.

Mr. Senyo Hosi, in presenting the laptops, congratulated the Vice-Chancellor for her vision, which he noted will help place the University where it belongs. “I believe that steps like these can help reverse the entire status quo and position this University where it really belongs as the foremost University in Africa and the torchbearer of knowledge and direction for future generations beyond our time”, he stated. He underscored the need for visionary leadership especially at a time when students have to compete with their counterparts on a global stage.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah, in receiving the laptops thanked Mr. Hosi and the CBOD team for supporting the digitalisation project. She noted the challenges some of the students faced during the online learning and indicated that the laptops will contribute to increasing access to computers to enhance their learning and student experience. “It will contribute immensely to one component of our One Student, One Laptop initiative, which is for needy students who are unable to afford their own devices to help them navigate the digital terrain for their academic work’’.

Prof. Gordon Awandare, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs, expressed gratitude to Mr. Hosi and his team for the timely support. In response to some recommendations made by Mr. Hosi, he gave the assurance that the University will do more to enhance the visibility of the project.

Present at the meeting were Mrs. Elizier T. Ameyaw-Buronyah, Director, Public Affairs Directorate, University of Ghana; Prof. Samuel Kwasi Dartey-Baah, Director, Office of Institutional Advancement; Prof. E. Tweneboah-Kodua, Member of Classroom Modernisation Project Committee; Mr. Elikem Doe, Mr. Viraj Buat, Ms. Angela Osei-Badu, Mr. Richard Kissi, and Dr. Daniel Addo, all of CBOD.