SIMPA Hall Eases Biometric SIM Card Re-registration Stress of Students

The management of SIMPA Hall, University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has partnered with telecommunications giants, MTN Ghana Limited, Winneba branch, for the biometric SIM card re-registration as part of efforts to bring convenience to students and staff in the ongoing nationwide sim registration exercise. 

The week-long exercise which took place at the forecourt of Simpa Hall, Block A, started on Monday, 31st January and ended on Sunday, 6th February, 2022. It was purposed to assist students and staff to evade the long queues at the various telecommunications offices and agencies and to meet the stipulated deadline by the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation.   

Hall Manageress, Mrs. Irene-Michelle Ofosu-Behome

In an interview with the University's media outlet, the Manageress of the Hall, Mrs. Irene-Michelle Ofosu-Behome, urged staff and students to participate in the exercise to avoid having their SIM cards blocked by April 1, 2022. 

The Hall President, Mr. Samuel Osei, on his part, commended the General Secretary of the Hall, Ms. Rhoda Efua Ackom, for being able to secure an agreement with MTN. He expressed hope that she would endeavour to get other telecommunications networks on board. 

A cross-section of students and staff converged at the premises of the Hall for the exercise

“Because the welfare of our fellow students is very fundamental to us, we started with the National Health Insurance registration. We realised that most of the students didn’t even have National Health Insurance cards when they visited medical facilities for attention. We are hoping to bring the National Identification Authority (NIA), Passport and maybe Vodafone and AirtelTigo on campus as well,” he indicated.  

Mr. Joseph Havi, MTN Mobile Money (MOMO) controller for Kasoa, Swedru, and Winneba, congratulated the Hall's Secretary on a job well done. He revealed that the week-long exercise was not only for the biometric SIM card re-registration but also for providing other essential services that subscribers might required.

Management of Simpa Hall with representatives from MTN, Winneba branch

Hall President, Mr. Samuel Osei (left) and Mr. Joseph Havi, MTN Mobile Money controller