Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says that the government will soon be rolling out one of the promises it made to Ghanaians ahead of the 2016 elections – providing free Wi-Fi to secondary and tertiary students across the country.
The New Patriotic Party, in their 2016 election manifesto mentioned that it will collaborate with the private sector to provide free Wi-Fi coverage for senior secondary and tertiary institutions nationwide.
They explained that the free internet access was aimed at enhancing teaching and learning.
“We promised free Wi-Fi to tertiary Institutions and Senior High Schools. I’m happy to tell you that Nana Akufo-Addo has not been sleeping on that promise. He’s been working on it and this year, by the grace of God, keep your fingers crossed, we’ll start to roll out a free Wi-Fi in tertiary institutions as well as the Senior High Schools” he said.
Speaking at the launch of the 20th anniversary of the University of Ghana chapter of the Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON) of the New Patriotic Party, the Vice President signalled that the first phase of the project will begin with the University of Ghana.
He added the project would spread nationwide to enhance government’s digitization policy as soon as phase one is completed.
“We expect to begin phase one of this particular programme with the University of Ghana, University of Professional Studies, Accra, West Africa Senior High School in Adentan and Kwabenya Community Day School,” he said
The launch was on the theme 20 years of Commitment without Inducement: Tescon, Our Generational Pillar.