• NIIT Offers BSc Degree in IT

May 26, 2010

NIIT & University of Education, Winneba announce B.Sc. Information Technology Program

NIIT has forged an alliance to offer UEW’s acclaimed Degree Programme - B.Sc. Information Technology in Ghana.  With this alliance / partnership, students have acquired a chance to obtain an accredited degree in IT without leaving the country. This degree programme builds upon the study that students would have completed with NIIT.

This Affiliation with UEW would go a long way in further improving IT expertise in the country. The students will gain dual qualification namely Professional Diploma in IT from NIIT-India along with B Sc Degree in IT from UEW-Ghana.  Under this affiliation, NIIT students will also have the privilege to have advance standing admission in Level 300 directly after completing two years of NIIT program.

Speaking about NIIT's plans in Ghana, Mr. Kapil Gupta, Managing Director of NIIT Ghana, said, "This alliance further builds on the academic validation of NIIT Programmes with nearly 20 universities worldwide and brings UEW’s accredited qualifications to NIIT students, in their own country.”

“The alliance gives us an opportunity to address the growing need for trained IT professionals in Ghana and neighbouring countries. The unique combination of NIIT’s global experience and delivery model with UEW’s degree program gives the alliance great potential to make a difference in the world of higher education.”

“There is growing demand for computer professionals trained in the latest computer technologies. NIIT with nearly three decades of experience of training over Five million learners of all age groups, is well equipped to nurture these aspiring students into world-class computer professionals."

About University of Education Winneba

Founded in 1992, UEW is among the six public universities in Ghana. It is a multi-campus, multi-site university. It has three main campuses, One at Winneba in the Central Region of Ghana, and the other two at Kumasi and Mampong all in the Ashanti Region.

As a multi-campus, multi-site university with campuses and learning centres in other parts of the country, UEW is committed to the development of education in the country through the training of the country's human resource. The six Faculties, one institute and two centres of the university provide programmes in the areas of science and mathematics education, technology and business education, agriculture education, home economics education, cultural studies, creative arts education, guidance and counselling, and educational administration and leadership.

The university draws its strength from seven diploma-awarding colleges of education of national acclaim from which it was constituted, as well as the strong blend between subject content and methodology. The location of the campuses and study centres in different geographical regions of the country ensures our desire to engage more closely with our communities and to provide opportunities for development. Through its innovative programmes and delivery systems, it is making serious strides in raising the profile of the university and attracting students from across Ghana.

The programme will be conducted by NIIT faculty specially trained on the UEW’s curriculum. The students will be examined and certified directly by the UEW’s Examination and Assessment Board.

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