The Communications and Digitisation Minister-designate, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful says the Akufo-Addo government has almost completed the installation of the free Wi-Fi in the about 721 Senior High Schools in Ghana.
The free Wi-Fi initiative forms part of the government’s effort to enhance ICT, research and knowledge acquisition in secondary schools across the country.
Announcing the progress of the initiative which began last year in social media post sighted by Educationweb.com.gh, Mrs Ursula said 90% of Senior High Schools in the country have been connected to free Wi-Fi.
“I can happily announce that 90% of Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the country have been connected to free Wi-Fi.” the politician claimed.
The Ablekuma West MP, however, noted that it has become difficult for the government to replicate the installation of the free Wi-Fi in Junior High Schools as the Education Ministry seeks to introduce blended learning.
“The challenge now is how to replicate that in the JHSs as the Education Ministry seeks to introduce blended learning (a mixture of virtual learning and face to face),” the Communications Minister-designate stated.
She suggested that for the project to be rolled out in various Junior High Schools across the country, the Government of Ghana (GoG) needs to put in place the infrastructure to support that launch at the basic school level.