The University for Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) had received a 200,000-dollar smart classroom system from UNESCO.
The system would provide virtual and cloud technology to enhance learning and the University is among four of four countries in Africa benefiting from the support.
Mr Abdourahamane Diallo, the Country Representative of UNESCO, said the support came under the extensive mandate of the Organization in education and had been made possible through collaboration with several major companies from across the globe.
He said the project was “just a start”, asking to expect more contributions from stakeholders as it remained open for further adjustment and contextualization.
The Country Representative commended stakeholders, including the Ministry of Information, for facilitating the supply of tools and materials, and also the University for maintaining excellence in health training, adding that the UNESCO stood to realize more objectives for the Country.
“UNESCO is a kind of supermarket with a lot including capacity building and digital education platforms,” he said.
Professor John Owusu Gyapong, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, said challenges, including the cost of training continued to trail the pursuance of its mandate, which had been etched in a Parliamentary Act, and was, therefore, “excited” about the smart classroom system.
He said the University’s online training programmes were being expanded, and, therefore, the system came crucial to enhancing the initiative.
The smart system would make possible the live-streaming and replay of lecturers and provide asynchronous support for virtual environments when installation is completed in a month.
The University received touch panels, high-speed scanners, displays and LCD writing boards, and an appeal was made to the UN organization for a school management system.