Ghana’s leading University, the University of Ghana (UG) has ended its free online data package provided to students and staff of the university to facilitate the enrollment of the online teaching and learning programme.
The management of the University in a statement copied to Georgeweb.org said “the free online data package to be renewed on August 25, 2020, has come to an end, the University “will no longer be responsible for the cost of data bundles” for staff and students.
The University of Ghana following the closure of schools amid the outbreak of COVID-19 partnered with Vodafone Ghana to provide four months of free internet access to students and staff to access the E-learning platform.
The internet service provider (Vodafone) provided 5GB of Data, 150 minutes of Cross-net calls plus IDD, and 100 SMS, every month, for a price of GH₵ 10.
In addition, of a Closed User Group (CUG) where voice calls among members attract no cost, and access to education and research content hosted by member tertiary institutions is zero-rated.
However, the Legon management in a communique issued on Monday, August 17, 2020, noted that members who had already subscribed to and paid for the package before the school’s intervention will continue to receive the service.
“This notice does not apply to all those who had already subscribed and paid for the package by themselves before the offer by the University came along. They will continue to receive the service,” it said.
It added that all those who wish to continue to receive the “Tertiary Mobile Data Bundle” should confirm their interest by Thursday, August 20, 2020.
According to UG, members of the community who are interested in signing onto or keeping the package are invited to follow the guidelines below;
2. Select your log in option (Student or Staff)
3. Students will be required to enter their students ID and PIN
4. Staff will have to enter their staff ID and PIN
5. After login click on Register/Pay Mobile Data Bundle
6. Follow the instructions to complete the registration and payment
The management of the University of Ghana, Legon (UG) has scheduled for the confirmation to end August 20, 2020.