The first batch of students of the University of Ghana have received one laptop each under the Vice Chancellor’s One laptop one student policy.

Needy but brilliant students benefited from the policy.

The initiative is to equip students with cutting edge technology to meet the demands of the 21st Century.

It also positions the University of Ghana as a world class research intensive university in the next decade.

The university will retain sole ownership of the devices and as such students who assign for the laptops shall be cleared before they can graduate.

Failure to do so means the student would not graduate.

Students who wish to keep the laptop would however be made to pay at a discount price.

Again students who are dismissed, rusticated,transfered or relocating to another institution are required to return the laptops.

The policy guidelines further shows students who refuse to provide a report on the status of the usage constitutes an offence. Again, students who repair the device outside the university constitutes an offence.

At a ceremony to present the laptops, the Vice Chanellor of the University Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo noted ” This initiative is sustainable and we are determined to make it work as it will promote blended learning and enhance learning in a digital age.

The policy shall apply to all units of the university and their respective students”.

“There will be strict compliance and monitoring of the usage. The policy subscribes to the University of Ghana mission to create an enabling environment that makes the school relevant to national development” she stated.

The Director of the Institute for Statistical Social and Economic Research, ISSER, Prof. Peter Quartey is the Chairman of the Committee overseeing the disbursement of the laptops.



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