Mamelodi was the first UP campus to get a wireless internet connection. The next phase of this initiative will be to install new Wi-Fi access points across the Hatfield campus and neighbouring campuses in Pretoria.
Academic sponsor Prof. Brenda Wingfield believes that students need to “experience a high level of learning satisfaction by means of embracing Information and Communications Technology (ICT).”
According to the ICT capability development manager Dr Wimpie Beeken, they are currently waiting for the consignment which will then give them the go-ahead. Dr Beeken is confident that the project will be completed by the end of October this year.
The system is already being tested on main campus and all existing wireless devices are being replaced. The Agriculture building recently went live.
Dr Beeken added, “Wireless is the future and UP understands how important this capacity is to ensuring our profile as one of the leading universities in Africa.”