On October 26, 2021, the University of Ghana (UG) inducted Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo as its first female Vice-Chancellor. During the ceremony, she shared her vision to ‘create a culture that promotes research, teaching and learning, administrative processes and extension activities driven by technology and anchored in humanism’. She noted that people (students, staff) were at the core of the general operations of the University and thus stated her commitment to enhancing stakeholder experience through digitalisation.
As part of efforts to realise her vision of enhancing stakeholder experience through digitalisation, the Vice-Chancellor has identified some projects which are expected to culminate in the enhanced experience of students and other stakeholders such as faculty and staff, through the following three-pronged technology-driven initiatives:
To achieve the aspiration of the Vice-Chancellor, a committee was set up on February 25, 2022, to spearhead fundraising activities aimed at generating support, in cash and kind, towards realising these initiatives.
The Committee has developed this concept note to seek project funding support, with the overarching aim of (1) Expanding and modernising lecture halls and updating them to deliver inclusive learning spaces that utilise technology; (2) Providing free laptops for needy students and affordable laptops with flexible payment plans for non-needy students, faculty and staff and (3) providing designated areas around the University campus equipped with Wi-Fi and other digital technologies where students can sit/unwind/debate in between classes in order to make the best use of their free periods.