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The University of Ghana ends free online data package

The University of Ghana has discontinued its free online dataset, which was provided to students, faculty members, and selected staff of the institution to facilitate enrolment in the online teaching and learning program.

According to management, the special waiver that was due for renewal on 25th August 2020, has expired; therefore, the University “will no longer be responsible for the cost of data packages” for staff and students.

In a partnership with Vodafone Ghana, the University of Ghana provided free Internet access with other packages for 4 months to facilitate access to the e-learning platform.

“The package was worth 5 GB of data, 150 minutes of cross-net calls plus IDD and 100 SMS, each month, for a price of ten (10) Ghana Cedis.”

“The package establishes a restricted user group (CUG) where voice calls between members are free, and access to training and research content hosted by member institutions of higher education is tax-free.”

In a press release, the university’s management stressed that members who had already subscribed and paid for the package before the school’s intervention will continue to benefit from the service.

“This notice does not apply to all those who had already subscribed and paid for the package themselves before the university’s offer was made. They will continue to receive the service,” he said.

However, all those who wish to continue to receive the “Tertiary Mobile Data Bundle” should confirm their interest by Thursday, 20th August 2020.

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