KNUST students will soon have access to Wi-Fi off campus

KNUST students will soon be able to access Wi-Fi connectivity outside of the University campus.

This is part of the University’s strategic plan to provide adequate connectivity to students and staff.

According to the Director of University Information Technology Services (UITS), Emmanuel Nii Okaidza Afful, the University will remove the 5 GB bandwidth cap currently available to the University community.

“Wherever a student is, whether on campus or off campus, they should have some form of access.

“Thanks to the Vodafone bundle provided, you have bandwidth but it is limited. The idea is that it will practically remove the ceiling. Once you’re there, you consume the group,” he revealed.

He was speaking at activities marking the first week of online learning at the KNUST Online Learning Center.

KNUST e-Learning Week is a week-long celebration featuring various activities to raise awareness of e-learning at the University.

The theme of the event is: “KNUST e-learning, a new era for digital transformation”.

Planned activities include a virtual tour, panel discussions on emerging online teaching and learning strategies.

“The KNUST e-learning center will provide KNUST with the opportunity to involve all relevant stakeholders in the e-learning ecosystem and the opportunity to network with each other, showcase their products and services that support e-learning,” said the director of KNUST e-Learning Center.

The Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, Prof. Mrs. Rita Akosua Dickson was pleased with the success of the University in the digital space. She hoped the nation would follow her example.

“We deployed various applications and technologies that would make academic activities easier and faster.

“…Our journey in the digital transformation of education is worth celebrating and I believe it will transform the national image with events like these,” she said in a speech read in his name by the Professional Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ellis Owusu-Dabo. .

The week-long celebration will also attract producers, e-learning content creators, and online learners and users to interact and share their diverse experiences, challenges and opportunities in the e-learning ecosystem.

There will also be webinars on various “How-Tos” in the e-learning environment, an e-Learning Day awards ceremony and the inauguration of the e-Learning Day at the Ghana.

Norma A. Roth