The Watt Club of the Heriot Watt University (HWU) Edinburgh, Scotland has been inaugurated in Accra to offer educational assistance to students who are doing their MBA in Business and its related fields.
The Club brings together all graduates of the Edinburgh Business School (EBS), a faculty of HWU to offer MBA, MSc and DBA programmes in Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Strategic Planning.
Dr Noah Kofi Karley, Promotional Representative of HWU and EBS in Ghana, told the GNA in an interview that EBS students residing in Ghana write the same examination as students in the EBS, Scotland.
“EBS provides flexible education for very busy people that are working and can’t dedicate much time for studies abroad. Due to this, students can enroll in EBA Scotland and study in Ghana and write the same exams with the EBA Scotland students,” he said.
He said it becomes challenging for the Ghanaian students to learn on their own and write the same exams with students who had gone through series of lectures; hence the need for the Watt Club to equip them for their examinations.
Dr Karley said “One good thing about the EBS programmes is that if you are too busy travelling and therefore cannot sit up for an exam, you can arrange to sit for the exam in most countries – whether New York, Shanghai, or Nigeria because the same exam is written in 166 countries”.
He also explained that the Karley Executive Development (KED) Institute in Ghana had obtained an accreditation from the National Accreditation Board to operate and run courses; thus it will be possible for EBS students to attend seminars at the Institute in preparation for their exams.
He said: “someone can stay in Ghana, study at Edinburgh and attain the same qualification as someone who goes to spend years in the faculty after having written their final exams at the British Council to be taken to the United Kingdom for marking.”
Dr Karley said EBS currently has over 45 graduates and 95 students residing in Ghana with a number of students still enrolling, adding that EBS has a scholarship scheme for bright but needy students.
Mr Eric Nii Ashitey, Ambassador of the Ghana Watt Club, said currently they had extended membership of the club to include over 45 EBS graduates and about 100 existing EBS students based in Ghana. –GNA