Dr. Osei Kofi Darkwa, the President of the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC), says the college would continue to pursue relevant technology programmes and produce creative students for rapid economic progress.
Speaking on the progress and prospects of the university college at the college’s 10th anniversary celebration in Accra, Dr. Darkwa said, “I see a university which taps into the creativity of each of its students; I see a university which integrates technology across all disciplines and throughout the campus.
“I see a university that is moving in the direction of distributed distance and open learning, and a university which is dedicated to serving as a community resource for the economic and technological development of this country.”
According to him, the university would continue to pursue the concept of service to the community, throughout our curriculum, adding that the college remained committed in moving away from the intense focus on grades and credits, to creativity and invocation through the use of technology to promote the development of society.
Over the past 10 years, GTUC has expanded tremendously in curriculum, infrastructure and human resource capacity.
The University College now has a student population of about 8,000 pursuing over 28 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. It has also established working and mutually beneficial partnerships with over 20 reputable institutions and universities around the globe.
It has its roots in Ghana Telecom’s flagship Training Centre, which was one of a kind in West Africa.
It was first used as the Royal Air Force Training School during the Second World War and subsequently handed to Cable and Wireless to train telecommunications technicians for British West African Countries – Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia.
The training centre progressed rapidly through deregulation and privatisation to become the main source of teaching and certification in telecommunications engineering for Ghana Telecom employees as well as other institutions in Ghana and West Africa.
In 2005, Ghana Telecom’s management upgraded the infrastructure and equipment to modern standards in preparation for converting the training centre into a university for telecommunication and multimedia engineering and information technology.
On November 01, 2005, GTUC was given approval to continue its preparation for accreditation from the National Accreditation Board (NAB).
On March 30, 2006, the University College was given accreditation and registered under regulation 12(1) of the Tertiary Institutions regulations, 2002, L.I. 1700, to run eight programmes.