Academic City consciously bridging industry-academia gap

Academic City University,

For more than a decade now since the establishment of Academic City University, the educational institution has deployed several innovative initiatives, mostly in entrepreneurship aimed at developing the skills of students and bridging the industry and academia gap in the country.

The university has proven its resolve to change the narrative for higher education in Africa and is committed to providing the best education attainable anywhere in the world.

To further deepen this effort of bridging the gap between education and industry, the institution has organized a career fair to help students familiarize themselves with career opportunities available in the job market.

According to management, the activity forms part of an effort to provide students with employment resources and opportunities in order to ensure the employability of students after completion of their studies.

The event brought together approximately 50 top-tier companies from various industries, including financial services, information technology, government, manufacturing, FMCG, and others. It provided students with the opportunity to network with potential employers and obtain internship and employment information directly from the representatives of the participating companies.

Associate Director of Student and Community Affairs of Academic City, Giselle Partington Osei, speaking at the event, stated the institution believes in how critical it is to prepare and equip students with the necessary job skills from the start so that they can be successful in the world of work.

“Ensuring that students are employed or start their own businesses after completing their studies remains Academic City’s top priority. We are excited to use an event like this to connect our students with recruiters and talent acquisition decision-makers in order to facilitate internship and employment opportunities,” she stated.

Interacting with the students, Alexander Abrokwah, Digital Transformation Manager at Vodafone Ghana, advised them to constantly reinvent themselves so that they can add value to their professional careers. He believes that this will go a long way in ensuring that they become successful professionals.

“You must constantly seek out new and innovative ways to reinvent and refresh your knowledge and skills in order to keep up with the rapidly changing times. The world is constantly changing, and you must adapt in order to meet new demands,” he emphasized.

In the same vein, other participating businesses expressed their excitement about the event and commended Academic City for the conscious efforts it is making to bridge the industry-academia gap and ensure that graduates from the institution are fully equipped for the job market.

Again, they reiterated their satisfaction with management for providing a forum for students to learn about career opportunities and the requirements for professional success.

As part of the university’s effort to enhance technology and innovation education in Africa, Academic City has become the first university in Africa to introduce degree programmes in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics Engineering.

Other new programmes that have recently been introduced include the BSc in Biomedical Engineering and BBA in Entrepreneurship.

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