“Why we do not Take Being Ranked Ghana’s Best Private University for Granted”.
Prof Clement Dzidonu ( President, Accra Institute of Technology ,AIT)
Story by Deedu Seraphina
President of Ghana’s leading private university, the Accra Institute of Technology (AIT). Professor Clement Dzidonu has said that they do not take being recently awarded Ghana’s 9th Best University and Number One among Private Universities in the country for granted.
Speaking at a Press briefing held at the University Tower Seaview Campus, Weija, the president of the Institution Prof. Clement K. Dzidonu noted that emerging Ghana’s 9th Best University and number one among all private universities was earned through determination and hard-work of the school.
“As you can see currently we have about 180 accredited tertiary universities in Ghana. Of that we have about 92 state-owned and about 87 which are private tertiary institutions in this country”, Prof Dzidonu said.
“Among these 180 universities in Ghana (AIT) has been ranked 9th in Ghana and 1st in over 87 private universities in Ghana. For us this is a major achievement looking at our facilities and the type of programs we offer here. He noted
He continued that this achievement will help uplift the school into higher greatness in these coming years.
“For us this is a step in a right direction this will help encourage us give out our optimum best in the years to come”
“The university (AIT) was awarded the best Technology University both in the year 2016/2017 and the best International Student Friendly University.”
He also emphasized on the need to establish more universities in the country as Ghana do not have enough universities for her growing population..
“Our University per capital is 2.1, that means that for 1million Ghanaian, there is only 2.1 universities. The world have about 8.Something and so we don’t have enough universities, Ghana don’t have enough universities for the level of the population.”
“If Ghana really have to move, we most address the University per capital ratio, which is quite low, we also most address the issue of Access. Access is the question of affordability and also a question of Space.
Accra Institute of Technology (AIT) is a leading technological university committed to academic excellence and cutting-edge scientific and industrial research and R&D work is accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB), to offer both campus-based and Open University undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
AIT is affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) for the campus-based undergraduate programs in Engineering, Computer Science/IT and Business Administration and to the Open University of Malaysia for the Open University undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the Masters and the PhD levels.