On Wednesday, April 20th 2022, about 157 students from the Koforidua Technical University paid an educational visit to The Ghana- India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE).
The purpose of the visit was to help students learn and understand topics in relation to ICT in a more practical way.
Students had the opportunity to look into several topics from all perspectives enabling them to gain more knowledge and new experiences through touring of the ultra-modern computer laboratories and facilities at the Centre as well as speaking engagements.
As AITI-KACE is poised in coordinating and overseeing an ICT system that produces globally competitive research and innovation, a live demonstration of “EDUNOSS” (the Educational Variant of AITI-KACE’s Nyansapo Operating System Solutions) was presented to the students and they got the chance to work around it.
In dialoguing about the original intentions of the establishment, Director for Studies at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre for Excellence in ICT, Dr. Yaw Okraku-Yirenkyi stated that “the set-up of this Centre is actually to bridge the gap between right after graduation and also being employed; we do know that for many of the disciplines in the University there are gaps that would have to be covered before the graduates are hired.”
He encouraged students to be focused and discipline and as well do everything within their power to get the needed skills, ideas, and knowledge in ICT to attract prospective employers.
On his part, Mr. Fred Yeboah, Director for Research and Innovation at the Centre disclosed that the students from KTU needed to be adventurous and be prepared to learn emerging trends in the area of ICT.
Students expressed satisfaction on how to bridge the digital divide in ICT and electronics through individual and institutional capacity building.