To enhance the delivery of quality and innovative tertiary education, Data Link Institute of Business and Technology is set to deepen its partnerships and collaborations with institutions, both local and international.
This, according to the President of the institute, Professor Smile Gavua Dzisi is to enhance academic and research cooperation, capacity building and exchange of experiences, information and best practices.
The institute, which is currently is in collaboration with four international universities and affiliated to two major universities locally, including Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and University of Development Studies, Tamale, is also set to be affiliated to the University of Education, Winneba.
Prof Dzisi, speaking at the latest matriculation ceremony of the institute on Friday in Tema revealed that these partnerships and collaborations are yielding fruitful results and providing opportunities to both lecturers and students to enhance their teaching and learning in the institute and increase their employability as well.
“In our quest to become of one of the best private academic institutions in the world, the institute continues to collaborate with highly rated universities and other institutions of higher learning across the globe and these efforts are beginning to yield very promising results.
These international partnerships and the exchanges are excellent opportunities for students to enrich their educational path and increase their employability. Staff also stand the chance to facilitate the learning and further development of innovative pedagogy which would ultimately serve to improve teaching at the institute. Expert contacts in both academia and industry are being established as well as the identification of common research areas,” she disclosed.
Prof. Dzisi noted that the fresh students which have been enrolled into BSc Business Administration, BSc Computer Science, BSc Information Communication Technology (ICT), and masters programmes in MPhil Strategic Management and MSc strategic management in the COVID-19 pandemic era demonstrated their strive to fulfill their core mandate and vision to teach and to mentor the next generation of future leaders charged with innovation and equipped with technology.
As a result, the institute invested in robust infrastructure which enabled them to adopt a blended approach to teaching and learning. She therefore appealed to the corporate body, alumni, and the general public to support the institute. She described the journey of the new students to the school as holistic and entreat them to be modest, hardworking and discipline in their conducts.
Registrar of the institute, Kerry Ansah, administered the matriculation oath, whilst students pledged to obey all rules and regulations as well as signed the matriculation cards.