The University of Ghana Computing System (UGCS) has restored internet connection on Campus after a temporal shutdown of the service on Thursday.
The decision to put off the Wi-Fi followed the detection of smoke emanating from Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) batteries at the school’s Network Operations Center (NOC).
In the early hours of Friday, April 9, 2021, Univers News’ checks at some reading rooms and administrative facilities on the University of Ghana Campus show that internet access was reinstated.
“This brings glad tidings to me considering the fact that the majority of my lectures are being held online. If the Wi-Fi is working I often use it to join my online meeting becacuse it helps in saving finances,” One Frederick, a Level 200 Psychology student said.
Barely an hour to midday on April 8, 2021, Univers News gathered that the internet connection on Campus ceased to work.
IT Service Delivery Officer working with the University of Ghana Computing System, Ama Dadson disclosed the rationale behind the shutdown a few minutes later in an email.
“Following the recent night-time power fluctuations, smoke from some equipment located at the UG Network Operations Center NOC was detected a short while ago. The Data Centre has therefore been shut down temporarily to ascertain the cause of smoke coming from the ups batteries. All services apart from email will not be accessible during the period,” she wrote.
Story by: Eli Djomekou |universnewsroom.com