University of Ghana to enhance use of ICT

ictThe University of Ghana is committed to promote the increased use of information and communication technology to enhance teaching, learning and research particularly for the distance education programme.

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Ernest Aryeetey, made this known on Friday at the congregation ceremony held at the Great Hall on the Legon campus of the University.

Addressing the media during the occasion, he said the school has introduced new graduate programmes including Master of Science and Master of Philosophy programmes in Computer Science and Professional Master of Science programme in Medical Laboratory Sciences at the School of Allied Health Sciences.

He  noted that new grading and classification systems have been introduced as part of the University’s restructured undergraduate programme, which was introduced in the 2010/2011 academic year.

The first batch of students under the restructured programme are currently in level 400 and would be graduating next year.

“In our bid to ensure a high quality of our programmes, we have set up a system of periodic reviews of various aspects of the new programme,” he added.

He said the need for change derives primarily from the University’s vision to become a research and graduate academic facility.

The University would endeavour to back the new structure with the necessary facilities, resources and aggressive faculty development”, he said.

Mr Kweku Bedu Addo, Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Limited, urged the graduates not to leave Ghana in search of greener pastures but should rather strive to add their quota into the development of the country.

He advised them to embrace change and not to allow the challenges and intimidations of the world to scare them.

Source: GNA

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