NPP Administration Akufo-Addo announces free WiFi policy for SHS, tertiary

President Akufo-Addo made this known on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, when he commissioned his first project, the Akyem Wenchi Educational Circuit Community Information Centre, at Soabe, in the Eastern Region.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has reemphasised the intention of his administration to improve the facilities and the curriculum for ICT education at all levels in the country.

He said: “in the not too distant future, the free WiFi coverage policy will be extended to senior secondary and tertiary institutions nationwide…”

President Akufo-Addo made this known on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, when he commissioned his first project, the Akyem Wenchi Educational Circuit Community Information Centre, at Soabe, in the Eastern Region.

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According to him, the focus of his government is to provide every school and community with ICT infrastructure to equip young people with the necessary skills for the country’s development.

He said the government will ensure that all teachers have in-depth knowledge in ICT.

The president also disclosed that the Ghana Investment Fund For Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has equipped the centre with access to free internet services.

“I am certain that this community information centre will have a positive impact on learning in the Akyem Wenchi Educational Circuit, and will increase flexibility so that students can access education, regardless of time and geographical barriers.

“If a student studying in one of our communities, for example, wishes to find out what the latest technology in electroplating is, his or her problems could be minimized if he or she had an opportunity to use a computer equipped with the services of the internet. This is because a world of rich and abundant knowledge will lay before him or her at the click of an icon on a computer.”

“ICT in education has a multiplier effect, by enhancing learning and providing students with new sets of skills; by reaching students with poor or no access (especially those in rural areas); by facilitating and improving the training of teachers; and by minimizing costs associated with the delivery of traditional instruction,” he added.

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