Coalition of University Students Supports Mahama’s Call on Government to Reduce Cost of Airtime and Data for All Ghanaians



The Coalition of University students welcomes with joy and great relief, the call on government by John Dramani Mahama, former President of the republic, to negotiate with the Telcos to reduce cost of airtime and internet data for students and the larger Ghanaian population.






Indeed, the call could not have come at any better time. The coronavirus disease has compelled  students to undertake lectures online while at home. This has greatly increased the hours we spend on the internet and its accompanying high cost. We however commend government and the African Business Center for Development Education, ABCDE, for introducing the eCampus platform to engage Senior High School students following the closure of schools, and wish to add that this can only be sustained if students are provided with free internet data.

E-learning platforms such as zoom, Google Classroom, etc is very much data consuming, and we as a result- being dependants, put extra financial burden on our parents and guardians.

We are all for continuity of academic activities in these covid-19 times;  E-learning has come in handy. As suggested by former Preident Mahama, we encourage government to take immediate steps and  arrange with the Telcos for a reduction in their tariffs. This will allow students continuous access to online learning without difficulty.

It is our unshaken hope that government will heed H.E John Dramani Mahama’s advocacy for a suppression in call rates and data charges as part of its covid-19 freebies.

 

Signed

 

Ebenezer Assan

    Convenor

Cape Coast Technical University

0593835086  

 

 MAHMUD ABDUL WALIU KABORE

   (PRO)

0542305165

KNUST

 

 Idrisu Abdul Hakeem

0557762967

KNUST

 

Ebenezer Amoah Affedzie

KNUST

0543084507

 

Dan Abonyi Yamoah

Cape Coast Technical University

0543771054

 

 Issaka Issifu

ATU

0548564049

 

Mohammed Seidu

UENR

 

Perry Annan

KNUST

0546727794

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One thought on “Coalition of University Students Supports Mahama’s Call on Government to Reduce Cost of Airtime and Data for All Ghanaians

  • April 17, 2020 at 10:20 am
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    I am a concerned Ghananian but doesn’t belong to any Political Party. I think the call by Former president Mahama on the government to reduce the cost of internet is cheap politics and populism which we don’t need but that is Ghana

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