Pre-University College begins in Ho

A career-based pre-university college concept, with products tailored for middle-level positions in businesses was outdoored in Ho on Saturday.

Global Communications (GCOM) Pre-University College matriculated 200 students to pursue various courses including Information Technology, Accounting, Business Administration and Office Management.

Makafui Nyamadi, GCOM President, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the students will be given the requisite skills for work, and also the zest and capacity for two years top up, for a university degree.

Mr Nyamadi said he envisioned GCOM three years ago to train students in programmes related to ICT and provide computer services to corporate and individual clients.

He said that vision widened this year resulting in GCOM upgrading documentations at the Registrar General’s Department to begin a University College.

Mr Nyamadi said students were being prepared for examinations of recognized examination and professional bodies to begin with.

He said GCOM’s competitive strength was practicality, providing students with the practical competencies needed to propel small businesses from the drab administrative, evaluation and accounting processes to simple but modern systems.

Mrs Lolonyo Awudey, a Lecturer of the Ho Polytechnic, read the keynote address on behalf of Professor Patrick Brobbie, Lecturer of the South-State University, USA.

Professor Brobbie hinted of a scheme that could link students of GCOM with universities in the US as exist between some US educational institutions and colleges in India and China.

He said the GCOM initiative, which was the first in Ghana started long ago in the US, where the pre-colleges were called community universities.

Professor Brobbie called on local government bodies to support the concept which he said was the best way of decentralizing tertiary education.

Mr Dela Kudjawu, GCOM Administrator led the students in taking the matriculation oaths of discipline and high integrity among others.

Mr Ebenezer Kojo Daniels, Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) Ho-Polytechnic Branch Manager, asked the students to resist the get-rich-quick attitude reflecting in the youths of today.

Mr Emmanuel Keteku, Ho Municipal Director of Education, who presided stressed that one must have a mission in life or risk wavering, unfulfilled.

Source: GNA

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