School of Engineering Sciences Inaugurates Computer Laboratory

Digitalising teaching and learning is a key legacy from the Covid-19 pandemic. To benefit from this legacy, the School of Engineering Sciences has, as an addendum,  inaugurated a computer laboratory to enhance its teaching and learning.

The inauguration ceremony saw the unveiling of forty computers,  ten of which were donated by the National Communication Authority (NCA) and thirty from the University of Ghana Computing Systems (UGCS). 

Using a space identified within the School building, a Committee set up by Emeritus Prof. Sefa-Dedeh established an 80-capacity computer laboratory to house the acquired computers, while liaising with University Management for  forty more computers.

In brief remarks, Prof. Boateng Onwona-Agyeman, Provost, College of Basic and Applied Sciences, expressed joy in the benefits the computer laboratory will bring to the School. He extended appreciation to the NCA, members of the Committee and all who put in efforts in “making the dream of establishing a computer laboratory a reality”. He stressed the need for appropriate maintenance of the facility and the computers to guarantee long-lasting benefit. He urged all students to take advantage of the facility to enhance their learning.

Prof. Mamaa Entsuah-Mensah, Chair of the College Advisory Board, was delighted to be present at the occasion. She urged the students to do their best, graduate successfully and as engineers, contribute to the growth of the nation. “We need more engineers with impact”, Prof. Entsuah-Mensah added. She also thanked the University Management and the NCA for their contribution.

Mr. Francis Kwabena Boachie, Chief Information Technology Officer, UGCS, was elated that the vision to establish a computer laboratory had been realised. “Some believed that it will not go through; today, it has happened”, Mr. Boachie stated. He urged the School of Engineering Sciences to appropriately manage the facility and fully utilise it.

The Deputy Director, Engineering, National Communication Authority (NCA), Mr. Bernard Amissah-Ocran, in brief remarks, noted that the NCA is always grateful to see engineering and innovations going on in the University. He was hopeful that their contribution would enhance a strong collaboration with the University. He gave the assurance that the NCA will be present whenever the need arises.

Dr. Godfrey Mills, Head of the Department of Computer Engineering, on behalf of Prof. Abu Yaya, Dean of the School of Engineering Sciences, thanked all members who had been instrumental in the establishment of the laboratory and acquisition of the computers.

The event was witnessed by Prof. Augustine Ocloo, Dean, School of Biological Sciences; Dr. Hope Richard Otsyina, Acting Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine; Madam Marian Vanderpuye, NCA and a cross-section of faculty members, the School Administrator and students at the School.