The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has set up a $1.3 million e-learning centre with additional ¢17 million in multimedia teaching equipment.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rita Akosua Dickson, the move forms part of efforts to improve online teaching and learning.
“We will commission this facility to serve as the symbol of our continued commitment to digital education. I believe this infrastructure is just what we need to compete with the rest of the world in this era of digital Education.
“I am sure we have set ourselves on the path of success and nothing can stop us now,” she said this in a speech read on her behalf by The Pro-Vice Chancellor of KNUST, Prof. Ellis Owusu-Dabo.
The commissioning of the state-of-the-art studios marked the end of the week-long celebration of the e-learning week.
Speaking to the media after the inspection of the facilities, Prof. Owusu-Dabo hinted soon the classrooms will be equipped with multimedia equipment.
“We’ve already paid 1.3 million United States dollars for these studios and facilities that you see. We’ve also invested 17 million Ghana cedis in multimedia teaching apparatus within the classrooms.
“Very soon you will see this in all the classrooms around this campus and the other campuses that we do have,” he said.
The occasion also saw the launch of the E-learning Ghana Forum.
The director of the KNUST e-learning centre, Prof. Eric Appau Asante indicated the forum will highlight KNUST’s full online programs and short courses by emphasizing its benefits for the Ghanaian educational sector and our partners.
“It will serve as a platform for annual stakeholder’s dialogue or meetings, international collaborations, and advocacy platform where higher educational institutions or tertiary institutions converge to promote common interest and intervarsity dialogue.
“The forum will provide training to major stakeholders like academics, trainers and policymakers to ensure the integrity and standard of the Ghanaian e-learning space,” he said.
Lecturers and students who have exceptionally utilized the e-learning platform were recognized with a plaque and citation.