Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) in collaboration with Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, has held an Open-Day for its undergraduate and post-graduate programmes.?

The event marked the introduction of new programmes between GTUC and Staffordshire University. These programmes are unique and industry-relevant to meet the demand for professionals in the respective areas of study.

The Open-Day afforded participants an opportunity to learn more about GTUC and Staffordshire University programmes, and also meet faculty and admission officers from Staffordshire University and GTUC.

The courses introduced are three-year undergraduate programmes in BSc Software Engineering, Computing Science, Business Information Technology and Applied Computing with a BA in Tourism Management. Classes begin in January for the 2014/2015 academic year.

The one-year post-graduate programme includes MBA (International), LLM International Trade and Commerce, LLM International Sports Law. The MA Education (Educational Leadership) is for two years.

President of GTUC Dr. Osei Darkwa said as the IT-world grows, it becomes inundated with its own set of problems.
Cyber security issues, business risks and software development for specific functions are examples of the afore-mentioned problems.

?This makes it extremely important for Ghana as a country and educational institutions to be proactive and fashion-out programmes that will train professionals employable in the IT industry and also build capacity where necessary.

?GTUC?s collaboration with Staffordshire University is therefore timely and of great importance. The programmes will be taught and delivered by seasoned lecturers, both local and foreign, who have excelled in their various fields of endeavour.?

Staffordshire University has a reputation for delivering cutting-edge technology education. The University?s flagship programmes are in computing and related areas of study.

Dr. Darkwa added that the advantage of enrolling in a GTUC-Staffordshire programme is their duration and uniqueness. Qualified applicants have the advantage of graduating with a degree within three years and a post-graduate degree within a year, with the exception of MA Education (Educational Leadership).

The target group for these programmes includes SSSCE and WASSCE holders, degree and professional certificate holders.

?The increasing demand for GTUC programmes and courses calls for investment and aid with regard to infrastructure and innovation in terms of programmes and projects. To this end, we solicit for support from individuals and corporate Ghana to be able to deliver on pending projects,” Dr. Darkwa added.

GTUC?s contribution to national development is to satisfy the intellectual needs of the society through teaching, advance the frontiers of knowledge and, most importantly, to transmit knowledge from one generation to the next.

The institute has experienced growth in terms of projects and programmes over the past six years. Student population has also increased considerably, from less than 100 students to over 4,000 students currently.

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