NIIT Ghana organized its 6th Annual Graduation Ceremony for Kumasi campus on 13th March 2010 at the Great Hall of KNUST in Kumasi. This year’s event was organized under the theme of “10 years of Quality Computer Education in Ghana”.
A total of 190 students graduated this year in different fields like software engineering, networking and multimedia. The graduands were each presented with a gold medal, another first by NIIT. Last month, NIIT created history by holding Technology Partner conclave at National theatre, which brought industry leaders – Microsoft, CISCO, Oracle, sun and compTIA under one roof for the first time in Ghana and was attended by over 1300 students, professionals, ICT co-ordinators and other guests.
Speaking at the occasion Mr. Kapil Gupta, MD NIIT Ghana unveiled his plan of extending their state-of-art ICT training campus to the Northern Region (Tamale) to facilitate the studying of ICT in the North. He shared his plans to take the benchmark ICT education to neighbouring West African countries also. He was glad to note that many of NIIT’s students are occupying senior positions in ICT departments in government and Private sector in Ghana and abroad. This is the contribution that NIIT as an institution and its committed trainers and other staff have made since its inception in Ghana. He promised many firsts from the NIIT – the industry leader in ICT Education in Ghana as well as globally.
Addressing the event, Prof. K.S. Nokoe, Acting Vice Chancellor for UDS Tamale, congratulated the students for their achievements and charged them to use their education for their professional success. He also congratulated the Management of NIIT Ghana on their 10th Anniversary and bringing NIIT campus to tamale. Addressing the event, Mr. Vivek K. Verma, Senior Manager NIIT Ghana, told that graduation is a time to celebrate achievements, prepare for the future of opportunities and embrace a world of infinite possibilities. Indeed, this occasion epitomizes the preparation for the future of these young achievers, who in the next few months will join the world of endless opportunities.
In the message read on behalf of the Hon. Ashanti Regional Minister, he urged teachers and lecturers to be proficient in ICT or delivery will not have the required impact. He acknowledged the fact that those who would turnout to be products of our educational system are really meant for the market industry and business of tomorrow, hence if the system does not train the potential products as such, they will obviously become misfit who would curse us for not training them to be able to confront the challenges of their time.
Information Communication Technology (ICT) has become an essential tool for the economic growth and advancement of many countries. NIIT Ghana has been at the fore front of ICT education in the country for many years. NIIT has shown an un-wavering commitment in supporting the strategic national human resource development and capacity building plan through ICT training. This plan as defined in the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy is intended to drive the national development agenda, facilitate poverty reduction and enhance wealth creation.
The event was chaired by Professor Steve Sobotie (Ex. Principal College of Technology, Kumasi). Other dignitaries present at the occasion were Prof. F. Momade, Provost – College of Engineering, KNUST and representatives from the Manhyia Palace.
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