WLAN Implementation at the University of Ho – DAY 3  19. May 2018

Here is the report from our HITA Team about DAY 3. Previous Reports: DAY 1DAY 2. Following Reports: DAY 4DAY 5DAY 6DAY 7DAY 8DAY 9DAY 10 & 11DAY 12DAY 13DAY 14DAY 15.


Full Project Report: TRAVELOUGE. Press: PRESS 1PRESS 2PRESS 3PRESS 4PRESS 5PRESS 6PRESS 7PRESS 8. Official website: GOVERNMENT OF GHANA. Index: PROJECT PAGE.


Now it´s getting serious.The next appointments are at the two facilities of the SONAM school. There we have to check if the necessary pre-work-preparations from our Ghanaian partners have been accomplished. As well we are going to discuss the concrete planning and strategy for the following days with the local IT specialists. As well we have to identify open and unanswered questions which maybe need some more explanation and clearness. It is Saturday, but the whole SONAM personnel has gathered and obviously greatly excited and happy to welcome the HITA team at the school. The name of the first campus location is “Trafalger”. Here we can see young Ghanaians everywhere – some are sitting stressed in the class rooms to finish their acquisition exams. Others are present to apply for a study place. The long queue confirms the information we got in our conversations with experts in Ghana: The inrush on the available study places is enormous. The education to become a nurse or a midwife is highly coveted and sought after. Since several years the government instructs the training centers to intensively increase their capacity of students. Only by doing this it is possible to gain the midterm and longterm national objective in the sector of healthcare and medicare. Ghana is still below on the index compared with other countries with a comparable salary level in terms of infant mortality and mother death during the pregnancy and in the birth processes. Too many mothers and nurslings are still dying or becoming critically ill because of complications which could actually easily circumvented if there would be an adequate, sufficient and assured provision of health care employees throughout the country.

FOTO: The preparations of the new computer room has been finished.

deFOTO: Studentens entering class rooms for mid term exams.

The IT agents Samuel, John Bosco and Peter are very proud of their progress work they have already done at the location. And we are happy as well of course to see most of the agreed preparative functions and tasks have been done. The room for the new computer lab has been furnished with tables and chairs, as well it´s completely wired and we could install the donated computers with no big effort. We expect to be able to install the WLAN network like planned and without any problems. Our SONAM friends guide as through the “Trafalgar” Campus and we discuss in detail the continuing work processes. We have to attach the network components and the needed modifications on the existing IT infra structure.

FOTO: Discussion of our plans with SONAM IT staff.

WLAN project University of HoFOTO: Distance between students hostel and lecture buildings, which needs to be crossed using point to point link.

FOTOS: Government Project

WLAN project University of HoFOTO: Outdoor area where the students spend time reading and which will be covered by the campus WLAN.

The mobile network will be available as well in the living quarters where the students stay. To this buildings there are no cables layed yet. We have to decide with the SONAM team how we will cross this distance: Via underground cable or via radio relay. Other students are living at the second campus two kilometers away called “Dave”. Here are four multilevel houses and there sleep usually eight students in one room. Their free time and as well their study time they spend basically outside and around fresh air. The meadows around below the shadow spending trees are perfect learning spots. This is as well a place where the students can learn mobile and online in the future. They are already using their smartphones for this purpose, but the very slow and low internet connection and as well the very narrow data budget doesn´t open a lot of usage possibilities. This is exactly one point where our project will open new doors and easy options.

PHOTO (1): Students are making heavy use of smartphones already.

PHOTO (2): ICT technicians splicing fiber for the new connection.

PHOTO (3): Inspecting what has been put in place already. The students dorms at the David Campus will be also coverd by the campus WLAN.

WLAN project University of HoPHOTO: Next to the place we found a typicall phenomenon of Ghanaian landscape. A termites´nest. This one here is over 4 meters high!

WLAN project University of HoPHOTO: The students hostel with with open air canteen.

WLAN project University of Ho

We leave the campus with a good feeling. Our plannig was correct and at the next visit we can start with the instalation of the infrastructure. There is already a friednly relation to the SONAM colleagues which we met this Sunday. Perfect! In the evening two other HITA members, Thomas and Daniel, arrived in Ghana and at our headquarter. We finish the day with a  review and some delicious bottles delicious “Club” beer.

WLAN project University of Ho


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