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Coral Reef Innovation Hub Engages UENR Management to Establish Digital Laboratory on Campus


The Official News Centre

As part of efforts to expand the infrastructure of the University of Energy and Natural Resources, a Board Member from Coral Reef Innovation Hub, Madam Boahemaa Ntim has engaged the University Management in the establishment of Digital Laboratories on campus to enhance teaching and learning.

Explaining the Digital Lab project to the Management, Madam Boahemaa Ntim said in line with the Government of Ghana’s flagship programme to digitize educational institutions, Coral Reef Innovation Hub seeks to revolutionize education in Africa by providing cutting-edge technology and training programs that equip students and teachers with the skills necessary for the jobs of the future. By fostering innovation, accessibility, collaboration, empowerment, and excellence, the company aims to create a world where all students have the opportunity to thrive in the digital age.

According to her, the digital laboratories would introduce lecturers and students to artificial intelligence technology, enabling them to have blended teaching and learning experiences where practical sessions can be conducted virtually as AI technologies. She added that the project also offers beneficiary institutions the opportunity to purchase laptops with preloaded study content and a discounted MTN SIM to access the internet. She was positive that the presence of the labs on campus would expand the training capacity beyond the borders of the University.

Coral Reef Innovation Hub Engages UENR Management to Establish Digital Laboratory on Campus, University of Energy and Natural Resources - Sunyani

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Elvis Asare-Bediako (third from left) and other management members in a group picture with Madam Boahemaa Ntim of Coral Reef Innovation Hub

In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Elvis Asare-Bediako who spearheaded the initiative for UENR was pleased that it is the only traditional University among the Technical Universities in Ghana to benefit from the project. He attested to the existence of similar labs in other countries that are capable of performing good practical lessons for students. He was optimistic that the project would greatly benefit the Centre for E-learning and Distance Education (CeDEEL) as well.

Madam Boahemaa and her team further had a briefing on the project with the executives of the Students Representative Council (SRC) and the Dean of Students, Prof. Simon Abugri.

The Ag. Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John K. M. Kuwornu, the Dean, School of Geosciences, Prof. Emmanuel Arhin, head of the Information Technology and Decision Sciences Department, Dr. Peter Appiahene; HoD for Computer Science Department, Dr. Kwabena Mensah; HoD for Computer and Electrical Engineering, Prof. Benjamin A. Weyori; the Weekend Coordinator, Dr. Adu-Poku were among the Management members present for the discussion.