Ghana’s Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says the Akufo-Addo government has almost completed the installation of the free wifi in Senior High Schools (SHSs) as part of an effort to enhance ICT, research and knowledge acquisition in these institutions across the country.
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia speaking on the Accra-based Asempa 94.7 FM’s Ekosiisen show with host Philip Osei Bonsu monitored by Georgeweb.org on Wednesday noted the initiative is being completed sooner than he expected.
The President’s right hand man said he targeted the project to be completed in next year (2021) and not as immediately.
The Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu Ekufful at the New Patriotic Party’s 2020 manifesto launch revealed the government in October this year launch the free wifi project in Senior High Schools across the country.
According to him, 80% of the of Senior High Schools across the country have receieved the free wifi adding that 260 District Education Offices and 46 Colleges of Education in the country are also beneficiaries of the system.
“We promised to provide free wifi to our secondary schools and thankfully, the Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh and the Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful have worked tirelessly on that”.
Dr Bawumia expressing gratitude to the Ministers said: “I really salute them for this. At least 80% of all our Senior High Schools have now been connected to free Wifi, that is the data we have”.
“That is a major step for us to allow digitisation to drive our educational process,” Bawumia told host, Philip Osei Bonsu.