The Akufo-Addo government will in October this year roll out the free wiFi initiative for all Senior High Schools (SHSs) across the country, Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has disclosed.
The Communications Minister announced the commencement of the Free WiFi initiative when she was speaking at this year’s National Celebration of Girls in ICT Day on Monday, September 14, 2020, at the Oti Region.
“As the pandemic broke out, we have seen that the most important aspect of our lives is in ICT. The challenge, however, is the existence of some huge skills gap which we have to check and work on as soon as possible. The government will be launching the free WiFi for senior high schools from next month even though the schools are on a break”, Ursula announced.
The Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West Constituency further explained that the initiative forms part of the government’s plan to fill the gap between the Republic of Ghana and other developed countries in ICT.
Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful during the New Patriotic Party (NPP) manifesto launch in an interview monitored by Georgeweb.org noted the infrastructural framework is being put in place for the start of the project.
The lawmaker said her outfit is taking advantage of the temporal closure of schools amid the novel coronavirus to complete the infrastructure roll-out to enable the provision of these services, thus to be rolled out in October.