The Information and Communications Technology Students Society (INFOCTESS) was formed in the 2010/2011 academic year under the Information and Communications Technology Education Department of the University of Education, Winneba. It started with a student population of twenty-eight (28) which was made up of only males being the first batch of students admitted in the University to start the ICT Education programme.
Initially, the name given to the association was ACTS, which meant ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS. This name was changed to Information Technology Students' Society (INFOTESS) because we wanted to align ourselves and have a common name with our brothers and sisters at UEW-Kumasi campus. Upon further consultations and deliberations with our patrons and chief patron, it deemed necessary to finally settle on Information and Communications Technology Students' Society (INFOCTESS) in the 2011/2012 academic year since our programme has Communications factor in it as compared to that of UEW-Kumasi campus.
The 2011/2012 academic year saw an increase in enrollment to 35 students comprising of 3 females and 32 males. In the 2012/ 2013 academic the department and the society got a boost with a quite larger students' population during the admission period.
The Society has therefore gone through further growth and transformations. Currently the student population is about 1600
The society has over the years embarked on several educational trips such as computer warehouse Group, Kofi Annan centre of excellence etc. There has also been collaborations with other institutions notable among them is Blue Crest College where software innovation contest was organised between INFOCTESS and Blue Crest College which took place in our department.
As part of INFOCTESS week celebration Robotics show, football competition, IT Clinic are also organised every year to commemorate the event which has positively impacted the University community and sold the name of the Society as a whole.