One of Ghana’s top private universities, Accra Institute of Technology (AIT) has won three prestigious awards at the recently held 2020 UMB Ghana Tertiary Awards in Ghana.
The awards were, the Most Outstanding Institute in COVID-19 Times, the Best Technology University and the Best Educator of the Year Award which went to the President of AIT, Prof. Clement Dzidonu.
AIT had won the Best Technology University for the fourth year running and the enviable accolade was put to test when COVID-19 set in with the university coming out with excellence in demonstrating how to deploy its technologies and systems to ensure uninterrupted academic activity in an educational institution even in the face of a global pandemic.
AIT since its inception in 2009 has extensively been deploying cutting-edge educational delivery technologies and systems to support teaching and learning in all its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. As the only university in Ghana operating both campus-based and open-based university systems, AIT is one of the few universities in the sub-region to easily and seamlessly roll-over all its academic programme delivery and operations online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In effect, campus-based face-to-face teaching and learning had zero impact on the operations on the university and this success among others was what accounted for the award for the Most Outstanding Institute in COVID-19 times to be bestowed on AIT.
The creativity and strong leadership from President, Prof. Clement Dzidonu was also acknowledged with the Best Educator of the Year Award.
Receiving the awards on behalf of the university, Mr Dominic Osei Boakye, the Chief of Administration of AIT expressed appreciation to the organizers for recognizing AIT’s achievements as a leading technological university providing quality tertiary education in Ghana.