Ghana has been described as a preferred home for securing good quality and uninterrupted education which demands that government showcases the country’s education brand to attract more foreign inflows.
Many students from Nigeria and other African countries studying in the country consider Ghana’s education sector as a haven that assures excellent performance.
A Nigerian entrepreneur, Princewill Omoroguiwa, Founder of Simon Page College of Marketing, who made the observation at the 15th congregation of the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) at the weekend, lauded the progress of the education sector and commitment of all stakeholders.
According to him, Ghana was blessed with many key training institutions which continue to provide dedicated training to build quality human resource for the various industries, and cited GTUC that has become the backbone of the technology sector.
“In many countries, including or perhaps in Nigeria, studying in Ghana has become a guarantee of good quality and uninterrupted education,” Omoroguiwa said.
Ghanaian institutions like GTUC, he noted, that “gladly welcomes, integrates and develops” students, talents from across the African continent, needed commendation.
“But Ghanaian universities must do more, just like British universities, they must go out and promote themselves and Ghana as a preferred destination for education on the continent.
“They must showcase the Ghanaian education brand,” he stressed.
He said government needed to encourage and support brand marketing of Ghanaian universities because “it guarantees a steady flow of foreign exchange,” free from the dictates of world market prices constraining commodities like gold and cocoa.
“There is no world market price for quality education like it exists here at GTUC,” he said.
Dr. Osei Kofi Darkwa, President of the College, congratulated the 1,300 graduating students, and urged them to make a difference in the field of work.
He gave the assurance that the university, would continue to reposition itself in accordance with its strategic plan to become more responsive to the increasing needs of students and the changing demands of industry.