KNUST adds to ICT facilities
DEVELOPMENT| Oct. 14, 2012, 3:17 p.m.
Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has inaugurated new facilities giving students access to ICTs.
The facilities include a new ICT lab at the Centre for Business Development, and an internet cafe.
Technip, a world leader in oil and gas, presented a sponsorship package to the Centre for Business Development (CBD) of KNUST. The package includes ten computers, UPS and networking facilities to furnish the computer room of the CBD.
Ralph Nyadu Addo, the head of the CBD, said the Technip Computer Room and Resource Centre would assist CBD to kick-start activities under the Kumasi Business Incubator (KBI) which had been on the drawing board for over two years.
Meanwhile, KNUST’s mFriday Mobile Web Laboratory setup project has been described as the first state-of-the-art mobile web lab in Ghana. It was founded by a group of students and ICT professionals, and offers ICT students and industry experts a platform to facilitate the designing, testing and launching of commercially viable mobile web applications to solve problems.
In collaboration with Vodafone, a major player in the telecommunication industry, KNUST has also set up an internet cafe at the College of Engineering, to boost teaching and research.
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