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UCC Procures Tablets for Distance Students

The University of Cape Coast through active collaboration with the Distance Education Students of Ghana (UCC-DESAG) has procured 10,000 Tablets from Huawei Technologies for distribution to first year students of the College of Distance Education (CoDE). The tablets have been imported into the country and would soon be packaged for distribution to students who have made payment for them.

This was disclosed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John Nelson Buah during the second session of the 14th UCC-CoDE Matriculation for fresh students of the Middle Zone at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi. The Middle Zone comprise UCC-CoDE Regional Study Centres in Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and Eastern Regions.

Prof. Buah pointed out that Huawei Technologies has accepted to set up after sales and servicing points in all the 10 regions to assist repair and also teach students on the use of the tablets. He noted that the arrangement was to assist students to be abreast with modern technology.

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor noted that UCC-Code has completed work on the e-learning platform that began a few years ago. He therefore announced that the facility was currently undergoing testing to ensure that “When it becomes fully operational, the system will be able to withstand the load of thousands of students logging onto it for various purposes.” He gave the assurance that the University would continue to make frantic efforts to use information communication technology in distance education.

In all 16, 770 students comprising 9,376 males and 7,394 females were admitted to pursue various diploma and degree programmes via distance education at UCC. Out of this number, 13,839 students were pursuing various programmes in Education and 2, 931 were also pursuing Business related programmes.