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UG Online Initiative: Every UG Student Gets 5GB Vodafone Data Every Month and Several Other Freebies

In ensuring that students get engaged and continue their academic work online whiles at home due to the Closure of the university per the President’s order with respect to the Coronavirus, the academic executive board of the University has approved the proposed online teaching and learning initiative.

Management of the University has gone further to sign a contract with Vodafone Ghana to offer students with data and talk time for their studies online.

The details below explain what every University of Ghana student will get from Vodafone for their Online learning:

To facilitate access to the Sakai Learning Management Platform, Vodafone has arranged for UG Students to pick up new SIM cards available at all Vodafone Retail outlets throughout the country. 

The collection of SIM Cards takes immediate effect. 


Students will receive a monthly data bundle with the following features:

  1. 5GB of data
  2. 150 minutes of cross-net voice calls plus IDD
  3. 100 SMS
  4. Free Closed User Group (CUG) calls: Meaning calls between members of the community will be at no cost
  5. Free access to University of Ghana digital resources (meaning if you exhaust your 5G data you can still access UG online resources)
  6. Roll-over unused data  at the end of the month


This arrangement is available for a period of 4 months till the end of the academic year July 2020.



• Students who have already subscribed and paid for the previously advertised UG Vodafone Tertiary Mobile Data Plan will receive 4 months credit under the plan.
• This offer is with respect to Vodafone. As and when other additional mobile telecom resources become available for our students, we will add them to the Vodafone offer.
• Do NOT contact Vodafone Business Help Desk directly for assistance with any problems in collecting your Vodafone SIM card. (STEP 1 below)
• DO contact Vodafone Business Help Desk (0 800 10000) if you have problems in activating the SIM or mobile data bundle. (STEP 2 below).


Steps to follow to collect and Activate Vodafone SIM cards



  1. Check the list of Vodafone Retail Outlets locations to find the one closest to you. (See list below.)
  2.  Show your National ID (National Passport, Ghana ID card, Driver’s License, Voters ID), Student ID at the retail shop and fill a form to pick up your blank SIM card.
  3. Show Staff ID or Student ID, and any of the following IDs – National Passport, Ghana ID card, Driver’s License, Voters ID.


  1. Visit
  2.  Fill in Your SIM Serial number and Phone number(details on pack that you receive)
  3. Vodafone will get the SIM provisioned within 24 hrs and you are ready to go!


Source: UG Public Affairs

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