UG Alumni from Afreximbank Donate 20 Laptops to Support 1S1L Initiative

UG alumni from the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) have donated 20 new laptops to the University of Ghana in support of the Vice-Chancellor’s "One Student, One Laptop" (1S1L) initiative.

The donation aims to make life easier for less privileged students by providing them with the necessary tools to succeed in their academic endeavours.

Presenting the laptops on behalf of the group, Dr. Anthony Coleman remarked that this is to support the University's vision which is to make students' lives easier by providing them with the necessary tools to succeed in their academic pursuits.

Dr. Anthony Coleman

Receiving the laptops on behalf of Management, Prof. Gordon Awandare, Pro VC (ASA), lauded the alumni for supporting their alma mater. He also expressed his joy at seeing how various alumni groups are enthusiastic in supporting the University and underscored the benefits the laptops will have on beneficiaries.

Prof. Awandare also used the opportunity to inform the delegation about the two other initiatives; the Classroom Modernisation Project and the construction of Hotspot Comfort Zones, both under the VC’s digitalisation agenda.

Prof. Gordon Awandare, Pro VC (ASA)

He explained that the Hotspot Comfort Zones which will be constructed around the University campus where students can access washrooms and relax in-between classes, will improve on students’ experience and potentially enhance their academic fortunes. Additionally, these zones will be equipped with Wi-Fi and other digital technologies to enable students make the best use of their free periods.

In May this year, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo cut sod for the first Hotspot Comfort Zone construction under the Digitalisation Initiative. This is being sponsored by the University of Ghana Alumni Association.

Also, Management of the University has set for itself the task of expanding and modernising the classroom infrastructure, via the fullest integration of technology, to allow UG to pursue its agenda of delivering excellence in teaching and learning, while making its degrees and other academic qualifications accessible to all willing and qualified candidates within and outside the borders of Ghana.

Earlier in June, the Classroom Modernisation Implementation Committee, led by Prof. Gordon Awandare, Pro Vice-Chancellor (ASA), embarked on an inspection of the completed projects under the Vice-Chancellor's Classroom Modernisation Initiative.

Also present at the brief donation were Prof. Kwesi Dartey-Baah, Director, Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) and Dr. Elizier Ameyaw-Buronyah, Director, Public Affairs Directorate; Prof. Joshua Y. Abor, University of Ghana Business School (UGBS); Prof. E.Y. Tweneboah Koduah, UGBS;.