The 16th Asantehene, Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, following the impact of Covid-19 on Ghana’s economy has appealed to various telecommunications networks to reduce the price of data charges for students in the country.
The Chancellor of the Kumasi-based Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) made this appeal speaking at this year’s virtual special congregation ceremony of the prestigious university.
His Royal Majesty in his address urged the mobile network operators to decrease the high prices it charge for the data saying “students would require a lot of data in accessing the various online education portal”
He further encouraged them to improve the stability of the network particularly in areas that have a high concentration of prospective students to enable them fully to participate in the online learning system.
Commenting on KNUST’s infrastructure, the Asantehene called on the government to extend a hand to the university in the upgrade of its ICT infrastructure to enhance and improve teaching and learning on campus.
“KNUST Management has initiated its own steps to improve upon its ICT infrastructure,” the Chancellor stated as quoted by Focusnewsroom.