Source: Ben LARYEA
The Vice-Chancellor of Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU) Prof. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa has assured that the university will continue to demonstrate as a center of academic excellence that exhibits a conducive environment for quality teachings learning, research, intellectual creativity innovation and service to the country and the world at large.
“GCTU have tremendously performed as an institution of higher learning and have made great strides due to its collaboration with affiliated institutions such as Coventry University, UK, CASS European Institute of Management Studies, France, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) and Ramalah University of Applied Sciences, India,” he noted.
He said the university is seeking also the support of Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) to develop and design its post-graduate programmes, policies that conforms to national and international standards and pointed out that, the university is demonstrating best practices in the World of Works (WoWs).
Prof Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa was speaking at the 28th Congregation of GCTU under the theme, “STEM education in the 21st Century: Opportunities of GCTU” in Accra.
The Vice Chancellor said the passage of the Ghana Communication Technology University Act, 2020 (Act 1022) converted the institution into a full-fledged public university by Parliament and was assented by government on the 13th of August, 2021 which led to the transformation of problem-based teaching and learning, application of cutting-edge information communication technology among others adding that university have embarked on massive rebranding exercise to position the institution as a world class ICT university in the country as well as the West African sub region.
He however urged graduans to adequately support the university in cash and in kind in the good times in their working endeavours and appealed to government, corporate bodies, philanthropists to support the infrastructural developments of the university.
In an address via Zoom, the Director-General of National Information Technology Agency (NITA), Mr. Richard Okyere-Fosu commended the university authorities for the huge successes of the institution and urged management to leverage STEM education to help students to be more innovative in today’s technologically driven world.
According to him, STEM education if well enhanced will provide numerous solutions in the areas of technology and will bring to the fore a competitive advantage of the country’s production of goods and services to its global counterparts.
“STEM education is the most powerful tool to prosperity and transformation and will accelerate the country’s socio-economic growth and development,” he said and thus called for the creation of STEM Center to help students to discover their technological potential.
He again called on the management of the university to introduce an academic journal to challenge students to engage in research and development and urged them to explorers in any field of endeavours.