Data Link Institute signs agreement with Chinese university

DataLinkData Link Institute (DLI) has signed a deal with Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST) in China to run Bachelor and Master of Science Computer Science programmes relevant to industry.

The agreement formed part of the Institute’s commitment to deliver quality tertiary education in the country and contribute to building strong human resource faculty of the nation for accelerated social and economic growth.

Mrs Ingrid Ansha, Vice President and Head of Institutional Advancement at DLI, told journalists at a press briefing Monday, that the academic programmes have been planned to commence in January 2017.

“It is of great importance to note that these programmes are unique in terms of content which makes them industry-relevant,” she said.

“The programme structure will offer students first class knowledge in the subject areas, and convenient study sessions – day, evening and weekend.

The Institute as a non-for profit organisation has ensured that students pay comparatively cheaper fees with flexible terms of payment to enhance progressive teaching and learning experience, Mrs Ansah added.

She said: “It will interest you to know that there are scholarship packages attached to the JUST offer.

“For master students, there is one year scholarship to study in China with a monthly payment of stipend and partial scholarship for undergraduate students who are expected to do two years of their programme duration in China per the arrangement.

“All you need to do as a potential student is to start the programme with us and we will walk you through the process to graduate in China.”

Data Link Institute is on the move to expand its courseware and develop innovative programmes that are relevant to the changing needs of society and industry with much attention to IT programmes to support national development.

The Institute with nearly 2000 student population said it was in the process of also establishing collaborations with several other universities in Ghana and abroad.

The Institute already runs professional programmes with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK for certificates, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Programmes and serves as an accredited centre for ICM and ACCA programmes.

Institute established and inaugurated in 2006, has operated as an accredited higher education body and duly recognised by National Accreditation Board (NAB).

“Due to the Institute’s adherence to best practices in the higher education landscape, we have been re-accredited by NAB to run both undergraduate and graduate programmes for another five-year term,” Mrs Ingrid said.

The DLI is affiliated to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in collaboration with University of Education, Winneba.

It is committed to the delivery of a holistic higher education that focuses on the physical, social, spiritual and mental development of students for service to communities.

Source: GNA

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