The Department of Computer Engineering of the School of Engineering Sciences of the University of Ghana (UG), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU with LOTS Services Ghana Limited, to enhance academic work and practical training at the educational institution).
This is to assist the students from the department to acquire practical training and hands-on experience.
The Vice-Chancellor of the UG, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, signing the MoU at the UG, said it was important for students to acquire practical experiences before coming out of school, adding that it would also enhance their understanding and appreciation of the course.
“This partnership stems from the fact that tertiary education is shifting from the old to new, with a modern trend and modern thinking.
“Universities have been lambasted in the past for producing graduates, who are not delivering, so the essence now is to bring industry to academia and vice versa to close the gap.”
Prof. Owusu said “the school would give students the theory in the classroom and they will go to the field with LOTS Ghana Services to have their hands on training, to gain the experience and understand exactly what will be taught in the classroom”.
“LOTS has come in as one of the many partners willing to come on board, they are partnering the Department of Computer Engineering to make sure that our students in Computer Engineering benefit from their structure.
The Managing Director of the company, Mr. McGill Clottey, said, “With this partnership we want to bring out talents from the students to the real life of experience, and also groom them to have an understanding of what goes on in the real world of information technology.”
He said: “It will give them the opportunity to exhibit what they have done in school to the corporate arena and through the experience they will get from our end they can take with them for the rest of their lives.”
Mr. Clottey said the company would introduce students to all the technology services LOTS provide in the industry, so that the students could utilise the skills and education, for them to be productive anywhere they find themselves after school.
He said: “We understand that the Engineering faculty is actively engaged in addressing leading industry problems in their fields and hence, the partnership”. – GNA