Established in May 1992 by the Government of Ghana to “blend the academic world with that of the community in order to provide constructive interaction between the two for the total development of Northern Ghana, in particular, and the country as a whole” (PNDC Law 279, Section 279).
“The UDS was borne out of the new thinking in higher education which emphasizes the need for universities to play a more active role in addressing problems of the society, particularly in the rural areas” (Effah, 1998).
The University by its mandate and constituency has a pro-poor focus. This is reflected in its methodology of teaching, research and outreach services. The specific emphasis on practically-oriented, research and field-based training is aimed at contributing towards poverty reduction in order to accelerate national development:
It began academic work in September 1993 with the admission of forty (40) students into the Faculty of Agriculture, (FoA), Nyankpala.
The Faculty of Integrated Development Studies, (FIDS), Faculty of Planning and Land Management (FPLM), School of Business and Law, Wa, Faculty of Education (FoE), and School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Tamale, Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources (FRNR), Faculty of Agriculture (FoA) and the Faculty of Agribusiness and Communication Sciences (FACS), Nyankpala, Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS), Faculty of Mathematical Sciences(FMS), Navrongo and the Graduate School now in Tamale were phased in from 1994 to date.
The University is envisaged to be a Home of World Class Pro-Poor Scholarship. This is reflected in its motto: “Knowledge for Service” as well as its methodology of teaching, research and outreach programmes.
The UDS seeks to achieve its vision by:
1. Promoting equitable and socio-economic transformation of communities through practically oriented, community based, problem solving, gender sensitive and interactive research, teaching, learning and outreach activities.
2. Providing higher education to persons suitably qualified for and capable of benefiting from it.
3. Positioning itself as a national asset in the facilitation of lifelong learning.
4. Developing its information and communication technology infrastructure as the driving force for the education of more people, more rapidly and the improvement of efficiency and academic quality in order to advance community and national development.
COLTEK started as Kumasi Technical Training Centre by the Government of Ghana with technical advice from the British Government in the 1950s. It operated initially as a department of the Kumasi Polytechnic. In 1963 the constructional works for a permanent site started and was completed in early 1966.
Training programmes were transferred from the Kumasi Polytechnic to the present site in September 1966. This resulted in the expansion of activities as well as change of name to Technical Teachers College (TTC) and later metamorphosed to Kumasi Advanced Technical Teachers College (KATTC). The College offered certificate course in education studies as well as courses in specialised areas in Industrial Arts and Commerce.
The College (KATTC) became one of the seven Diploma Awarding Colleges when it was affiliated to the Institute of Education of the University of Cape Coast in 1977. This was in response of the restructuring of Ghana Teacher Education programmes.
Following the educational reforms by the Ghana Government in 1992 by the PNDC Law 322, (1992) which also elevated seven Diploma Awarding Institutions to constitute UCEW, KATTC became Kumasi Campus of UCEW in 1996.
After a decade of tutelage under the University of Cape Coast, the UCEW was granted autonomy status in 2004 by an Act of Parliament, Act 672, to become the University of Education, Winneba. By the same Act, the Kumasi Campus also became known as the College of Technology Education, Kumasi. (COLTEK).
The Owner, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Enock Foli Quaye, established FEDERAL IT SECURITY SYSTEMS LIMITED in 25th October, 2012.
FEDERAL IT SECURITY SYSTEMS LIMITED is a leading Hi-Tech Cyber Crime Investigations, Cyber Fraud Investigations, Cyber Security Engineering Services, Cyber Forensic Investigations, Datacenter Network Infrastructure Services, Broadband VSAT Services, Application Services Provider, Internet Services Provider, Training & Awareness and System Integrator located in Ghana with wide regional presence in the Global Market. The company has been always keen to develop and deliver excellent IT Business Solutions and Services, aiming to increase end-end revenue, enhance satisfaction, and provide a real competitive edge for its customers. The company’s Turn-key services deliver secure voice, data, video, Internet and other applications to diverse business fields and industry sectors including Education, Healthcare, Utilities, Military & Defense, Police, Oil & Gas, Network & Telecom Operators, Internet Service Providers, Banks & Financial Services, Carrier & Mobile Operators, Corporate & SME Networks, Wireless ISPs & Wireless Operators, Energy & Mining and Government.
FEDERAL IT SECURITY SYSTEMS LTD is an organization imparting invaluable academics services in order to tutor people about pertinent cyber security systems
issues and train individuals who will protect various domains. The focus of our organization is to eradicate cyber insecurity by becoming a cornerstone in
transfiguring Cyber Security Systems Management, Cyber Security Systems Engineering, Cyber Security Systems Architecting and creating a palpable mark in the
world of Cyber Security.
Our Education, Training & Awareness Mission
To create a center of excellence for cyber security. Facilitate the market with the best talent in information security & positively contribute to the academic, public and private sectors. Ingrain the spirit of national competitiveness and be a catalyst for change in the field of information security.
Our Education, Training & Awareness Goals
• To bring technologies that are most relevant to the requirements of our customers.
• To help our clients maximize on their investment in people and technology.
• To provide world class training solutions that is globally marketable.
• To work with our stakeholders to create a change in our society and world at large.
Our Education, Training & Awareness Strengths
Over the years, our enduring strategy has been three-pronged - Right Technology, Right People and Right Partnership. This approach has had a significant effect in our rise to be the leader in ICT skills in Ghana. We have partnered with global technology leaders to continuously bring globally competitive Information Technology skills closer to the people and further the noble course of human development in technology application. We pride in a culture of empowering our people by giving them ‘the right skills in the right environment.’ We have inculcated in our staff the need to keep abreast with technology and apply the same within the organization.
Enhancing the Future of Cyber Security Training
Federal IT Security Systems Academia: Academically offers specialist certifications cyber security. The programs are aimed at equipping professionals with relevant
knowledge leading them to safeguard national cyber infrastructure from all sorts of possible breaches. This inevitably allows professional to play an integral part towards making the cyberspace safe & secure. Federal IT Security Systems training is based on penetration testing, forensic analysis, systems analysis, network analysis and digital analysis. In order to ensure prompt implementation of these objectives, renowned faculty members are hired.
Belief in Enabling the Present to Protect
Federal IT Security Systems Amenities has stimulated its knowledge and resources towards offering Cyber Security Services as well as solutions inclusive of training (Certifications & Seminars & Workshops) to the commercial sector. Industrial Liaison is a key component in integrating academia and industry. This initiative will enhance the quality of education simultaneously leading to feasible solutions.
Cyber Security Program Overview:
The program aims to develop core competencies in the fields of computer networks security, application security and information security management. The
students will learn the technical aspects of information security by understanding current threats and vulnerabilities and examining ways of developing effective
countermeasures. To cater for wide range of professional and academic interests, students have the option of selecting fifty percent of their course work according to their specific needs.
Cyber Security Program Objectives
The overall program objectives are;
i. To fulfill the growing national need of well trained professional to work in a wide range of roles to protect information systems in all types of organizations, including
research and academia.
ii. To contribute towards national information infrastructure from all kinds of threats.
iii. To play an effective role in international efforts to make the cyberspace safe, secure and reliable for the national and international communities.
Federal IT Security Systems Academic Research: The Objective of research initiatives is to educate future leaders which will enable them to unveil knowledge and generate fresh ideas. An enthusiastic group persistently works in the field of cyber security thus publishing its result in reputed journals and conferences. This activity assists both academia and industry. The 3 key areas of research consist of; Intelligent Information Processing Research Group: Active areas of research within this group are cyber security including applications of text, numeric & image, watermarking for authentications, copy right protection and content secrecy. Data mining employed for intelligent decision-making and expert systems is another feature of this group.
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The College has its roots in Ghana Telecom’s flagship Training Centre, which was one of a kind in West Africa. It was first used as a Royal Air Force (RAF) Training School during the Second World War and subsequently handed to Cable and Wireless to train Telecommunications Technicians for British West African Countries ( i.e., Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia).
The Training Centre progressed rapidly through deregulation and privatization to become the main source of teaching and certification in Telecommunications Engineering for Ghana Telecom employees as well as other institutions in Ghana and West Africa.
In 2005, Ghana Telecom’s management upgraded the infrastructure and equipment to modern standards in preparation for converting the training centre into a university for telecommunication and multimedia engineering & information technology.
"The mission of GTUC is to be a centre of excellence in education, research, teaching, intellectual creativity and innovation The University will promote relevant cutting-edge technology, leadership development and an enterprise culture to enhance the delivery of value to its customers and stakeholders."
In our role as teaching institution, GTUC offers instruction in certificate, baccalaureate, and postgraduate programs through its three faculties of Engineering, Informatics and IT Business.
The University commits itself to providing broad and practical instruction to all its students, and encourages interdisciplinary work and the integration of instruction and research opportunities.
The university faculty and staff are committed to helping students excel and be familiar with a changing world.
In its role as a research university, GTUC fosters the discovery and study of critical issues in areas of academic and professional study. Rigorous assessments and reviews are central to advancing its research programs and creative activities, as are participation and leadership in national and international academic disciplines.
In its role as a contributor to public life, GTUC fosters reflection on the values and goals of society. The university augments its own programs and enriches the larger community with its libraries, expertise, facilities and other activities.
Faculty, staff, and students of the university are encouraged to contribute time and expertise to community and professional service.
"GTUC’s vision is to be a centre of academic excellence providing training in technology oriented education to meet the needs of Ghana and the sub-region."
Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) is a new university for the new Ghana.
The Ghana of today is rich with tradition and culture, and with talented men and women who have been shaped by this heritage. The new Ghana, the Ghana that has decided to join the global economy, has to help its citizens develop the skills and knowledge they need to take part in the new economy. GTUC is dedicated to this mission.
The new economy is a knowledge economy, a globalized network economy made possible by the new information and communication technologies (ICTs). For Ghanaian organizations to operate successfully in this economy they need mid- and high-level professionals who can plan, organize, operate, maintain and manage these telecommunication and ICT-based services.
The graduates of GTUC’s certificate and degree programs possess the theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience that equips them for successful careers in the telecommunication and ICT industries, and as ICT professionals in any Ghanaian business or organization needing ICT talent.
The focus on preparing graduates for the Engineering and ICT professions is the hallmark of GTUC. Like all universities, however, it is committed research and public service, and as part of its leadership commitment it explores ways to accelerate the use of the new technologies to bring jobs and incomes to households in Ghana and beyond.
The university has established three core faculties: Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Informatics and Faculty of IT Business. All faculties offer programmes at the certificate, degree, and post-graduate level. Credits earned in a certificate programme are applicable to the bachelor’s degree programme, and bachelor’s degree programmes prepare students for post-graduate study. Programmes at every level prepare students for meaningful and rewarding careers that contribute to the nation’s economic growth and social well-being.
GTUC is built on a core commitment to students, learning, service and respect for all manner of persons. We are proud of our values and longterm commitment to:
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The Wa Polytechnic, which was the last of the ten regional polytechnics in Ghana, was officially established in September 1999. However, it was not until 2002 that the Interim Governing Council was appointed by Government to provide policy direction to the Polytechnic. The first batch of tertiary students was admitted in 2003 to pursue HND programmes in Agricultural Engineering and Secretaryship and Management Studies.
The Polytechnic started from “scratch” and has faced a lot of challenges. Nearly a decade after its establishment, Wa Polytechnic operated from borrowed buildings. For example, while the Wa Municipal Directorate of Education released their former offices to house the Central Administration of the Polytechnic, the Wa Secondary Technical School gave a four-classroom block to serve as classrooms, library, computer laboratory as well as departmental offices. The Controller and Accountant General’s Department and the Institute of Adult Education, Wa, also provided a hall each to serve as additional temporary classrooms.
The Polytechnic acquired land for its permanent site and prepared a master plan to guide the development of physical infrastructure with funding from the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund). The support of GETFund has made it possible for the Polytechnic to build a modern administration block, a lecture theatre complex, workshops, and bungalows for some staff which are currently being used. However, the current allocation from GETFund is not enough to meet the numerous pressing needs of the Polytechnic. Residential facilities for students were and are still non-existent.
The Polytechnic developed a strategic plan to guide its operation from 2006 through to 2016 with the vision to become “a world class centre for applied technology and providing career-focused education for rural poverty reduction and national development”. The five thrusts of the strategic plan are:
- Training, Research and Innovation
- Human Resource Development
- Physical Infrastructure Development
- Expansion and Application of ICT
- Financial Resource Mobilisation and Management
To become a world class centre for applied technology and providing career-focused education for rural poverty reduction and national development
Provide quality tertiary education through three-year Higher National Diploma (HND), Degree and non-formal short term programmes and courses. The Polytechnic aims at becoming a leader in providing courses in a variety of subject areas using competency-based learning, especially in the engineering, applied science and technology and management to meet the needs of business and industry, the service sector and society at large
VBCI exists purposefully to convert people to faith in Jesus Christ and pursue their full assimilation into active membership of the family of God. Our continuing efforts are to bring people to maturity as followers of Christ, equipping them for ministry in the church while fulfilling their God given potential here on earth to the glory of God.
VBCI consists of a network of churches which function as lively organisms where authentic and enduring relationships are formed and fostered. Together, you and VBCI, the aim is to become that church that is described in the bible, where relevant teaching, in-depth worship, honest, dedicated friendships, ceaseless prayer and compassionate care for those in need is evident.
You will find that at VBCI, you are really very important because you are that important to God.
Our Mission (what we are Doing) is to convert people within our community in all creative ways and develop them into fully functioning followers of Jesus Christ. We feel compelled to seek and to save the lost because Jesus came to do the same. But Jesus went beyond rescuing people from hell. He wanted to make them fit for Heaven. Through the various sub-ministries of the church, we desire people not only to meet Christ, but also over time, to grow in their faith so that they can live in obedience to His commands and become conformed to His character.