Bawumia has promised to provide laptops to UGBS students. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Ghana’s Vice President, has offered to provide a hundred computers to students at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) as part of the university’s One Student, One Laptop initiative.
He made the commitment at a University-sponsored event to kick off the UGBS’ One Student-One Laptop project, which focused on “Supporting Needy Students in the New Virtual Learning Environment.”
Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, the school’s Vice-Chancellor, hopes that the project will provide students with the necessary abilities to compete with their peers in the digital age.
“I’m going to commit to delivering and supporting, at least initially, this One Student-One Laptop project with 100 computers for the pupils,” the Vice President said at the meeting.
The debut of the One Student – One Laptop project was marked by the awarding of computers to 40 excellent students who excelled in a university-sponsored essay competition.
The Vice President also stated his optimism that the school’s goal of bridging the digital divide among pupils will be realized.
Meanwhile, he claimed that the government’s One Teacher – One Laptop strategy, which provides computers to teachers at all levels of school, improved instruction and helped to close the gap between urban and rural teachers.