|Ghana Telecom Varsity Adjudged The Best|
|Tuesday, 14 February 2012 14:03|
The Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC) has been adjudged as the best Telecommunication University in Africa, for its outstanding academic programmes and performance, offer in the institution.Consequently, it will receive the Le Matinal Educational Excellence award based, in India.
Additionally, the president of the University, Dr. Osei Darkwa would receive an award this year for his outstanding contribution to education at upcoming First World Education congress 2012, scheduled to take place on June 29 to 30 this year, at Taj Lands End, Mumbai, in India.
Dr. Darkwah, made this known at the 10TH Matriculation ceremony for 301, who took the oath to be good students during their stay in the school. The students were admitted topursue diploma and degree level programmes.
Addressing the students, Dr Osei Darkwa said the university was moving towards establishing innovative learning centres on campuses in selected regions of the country and the sub-regions of the country and the sub-regions, after the completion of projects being undertaken on several campuses.
In line with the moving trend I the school, he said the university council had decided to change the name of the university from Ghana Telecom University College, to Ghana Technology University College in the near future.
That, he said, was to enable the university to position itself as a technology oriented institution and to broaden its scope in relation to the programmes it was offering, and to make GTUC education more relevant to the world of work and the needs and aspirations of the people of this country.
According to him, the institution would be designing programmes that would prepare students for life and work today; a work force education that would prepare students for the challenges of the new knowledge-based and network economy.
The president said, the new economy needs a large number of scientist, engineers, technicians entrepreneur and man specialists to support the new global businesses and industries.
“The future of our country and the continent depends upon our willingness to harness the new information and communication technologies to advance our development,” he said, adding that, the new focus would provide us with the flexibility to meet the global educational challenges of the twenty first century.
The president urged the students to learn hard and make a difference in the lives of the people by making the country prosperous and healthy.
The vice president of the school, Dr Baffour Awuah, administered the matriculation oath to the students, and urged them to be responsible students.
Source: The Ghanaian Times