The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) is to collaborate with relevant institutions to expand the frontiers of Electronics and Information Technology in the West African Sub-region.

As part of the efforts, the AITI-KACE will engage Ghanaian talents in ICT, electronics and related areas both local and diaspora in the development of world class ICT solutions, electronic products and services.

In an interview with the Director General of the Centre, Mr. Kwasi Adu-Gyan hinted that in their quest to intensifying its original aim as a centre of Excellence in ICT, a strategy to deliver the highest quality ICT consultancy and advisory services to support both public and the private sector will be establish.

He said the Centre will develop and apply research and innovative technologies for socio-economic development in line with the ICT4D policy implementation with the establishment of a fully functioning Research and Innovation Directorate.

Mr. Adu-Gyan reiterated strengthening and deepening the Centre’s research and innovative capacities through creative action, developing and improving on its current business modules, as well as protecting its intellectual properties.

Again he said the Centre will commercialize its research by collaborating with the private sector and other institutions, in addition to validating the quality of software products and services in the public sector to ensure effectiveness and value for money.

On validating the quality of software products and services in the public sector, the Director General of the Centre explained that AITI is not going to buy the software for the institutions, rather it will only do an evaluation through quality assurance and then give recommendation for the purchase of the software.

According to the Director General, the ICT Centre will champion ICT Policy in education by providing leadership and direction, as well as assisting in the development of standards and curriculum in using ICT as a tool for teaching and learning at the basic and senior high schools.

Mr. Adu-Gyan further hinted that the Centre will collaborate with the relevant stakeholders to develop the competencies using ICT in school administration and management in basic and senior high schools.

He said the Centre is far advanced in partnering some reputable IT and Telecommunication firms to undertake researches and innovations that bring benefits of Electronics and Information Communication Technology to society.

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