GCTU remains center of academic excellence – VC Prof. Afoakwa
Vice-Chancellor of Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU) Prof. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa says the university will continue to demonstrate academic excellence in a conducive environment that will lead to quality teaching, 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 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.
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.
He recalled when Ghana Communication Technology University was passed into full-fledged institution by the Act of Parliament Act 2020 (Act 1022) this year, that led to the transformation of problem-based teaching and learning, application of cutting-edge information communication technology among others.
“The 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 said.
He however urged the graduates to adequately support the university in cash or in kind during their good times as employees or entrepreneurs.
He again appealed to the government, corporate bodies, philanthropists to support the institution in infrastructural development.
The Director-General of National Information Technology Agency (NITA), Mr. Richard Okyere-Fosu on zoom conversation commended the university authorities for the huge successes of the institution.
He urged management to leverage STEM education to help students to be more innovative in today’s technologically driven world.
According to him, STEM education will provide managed will enhance numerous solutions in the areas of technology andl 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.
He therefore called for the creation of STEM Center to help students to discover their technological potential.
The Prof. again charged 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.
Source: africaneditors.com/ Ben Laryea