IT-centric education is the way forward – CH Group Executive Director


As the demand for education grows in Africa, higher educational institutions with global ambitions will be compelled to find creative, strategic and sustainable models of engagement which adapt to the specific needs of an emerging and evolving African market; and that can be achieved through an Information Technology-driven education, Executive Director-CH Group, Daniel Amoah, has said.

According to him, knowledge and information are the major keys to obtaining productivity, advantages, wealth and comfort.  With many countries concentrating on approaches that will increase the availability of, and accessibility to, quality education, Dr. Amoah said that IT-focused education cannot be left out.

He mentioned that IT has contributed greatly to quality education over the years, and has caused a lot of positive changes through availing access to educational materials on the Internet.

“The importance of education, as we already know, cannot be overemphasised.  Education enables individuals to explore better opportunities for themselves, and the knowledge and skills acquired ultimately provide enormous benefits to the entire nation. The Internet’s emergence has gradually moved education away from the traditional four-walled classrooms we all know, to a limitless virtual space where knowledge can be sought with the click of a button.

“Information Communication Technology (ICT) has fuelled major developments of the twenty-first century through easy access to quality education,” he said during the ‘Top 100 Life Achievement and Institutional Excellence Awards’ maiden edition.

Dr. Amoah called on government and the various stakeholders to re-examine the educational curriculum at all levels to integrate actively with information technology.  This, he said, will ensure higher educational institutes are equipped with new technological trends and information for the training of industry-relevant graduates that are empowered to deliver results.

He added that it is imperative to say the use of ICT is influencing performance and learning agendas in the economy’s various sectors; including manufacturing, service industries, health care, government, education and public service.

The Top 100 Life Achievement and Institutional Excellence Awards

The Vice-Chancellor of Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU), Professor Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, said the awards’ purpose is to bring together alumni of the institution to reward and honour the top 100 individuals which through their great work have assumed some top positions, and as well contributed to the country’s development in their various fields of work.

“We realised that some of the graduated students over the years have done so much and we needed to reward them; because as we want to build the school, we are not building alone but building with the stakeholders, and one of them is the alumni. So we brought them together and recognised them for their great works,” he said.

The Vice-Chancellor urged all current students of the institution to continue studying and striving for excellence, and deliver problem-solving ideas to help build the country.

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