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BIMAKS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND HEALTH SCIENCES
BIMAKS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND HEALTH SCIENCES
About: The physical facility for the College was initially started as a Students Hostel for the Swedru School of Business (SWESBUS) in 2003. The ground floor with a total capacity for 200 students was completed in 2006. The facility was Christened “Bempomaa Memorial Hostel” in memory of the late mother of the Founder of the College. The patronage of the facility was very low. Consequently financial returns were also very low. The facility was restructured with the construction of two additional floors to start programs in Nursing and Midwifery. Other Investment partners insisted that the name be changed since it seemed to favor one person. Consequently, the name was changed to GLOBAL COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCE. It was also decided that other health science programs should be added including Physician (Medical) Assistants, Disaster Science, ICT, and Medical Laboratory Technology. Later the Investment Partners agreed for the addition of Business and Management programs to better serve the broader interest of the communities in the catchment areas. With the introduction of the Business Programs, the National Accreditation Board requested for a change of the College’s name to reflect the new programs. After much difficulty, BIMAKS College of Business and Health Sciences was selected from among the many suggested names submitted to the Board. The Board finally approved the name on 4th February 2013. BIMAKS is an acronym derived from the letters of the names of Investment Partners. From this an inspiring philosophy has been coined. B – Believe, I— In, M—Mastering, A— (your) Abilities, K— (through) Knowledge, S— (and) Service.
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MEDICARE COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCES
MEDICARE COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCES
About: Medicare College of Applied Sciences began in 1995 as Medicare Research Centre, a reputable laboratory that offered excellent services in clinical diagnosis. That same year the cenntre commenced the training of laboratory assistants for use within the laboratory. The efficiency with which these technicians performed their duty endeared them to the hearts of other clinics and laboratories in Kumasi. Soon after our first graduates passed out, other students enrolled to undertake apprenticeship at Medicare Research Centre. All our products are highly motivated because of the excellent practical tuition we have given over the years. Today, they are working in clinics and hospitals, both private and government owned, around the country, with some managing hospital laboratories. In October 2010, it was decided to institutionalize our training program. For that reason, the Medicare College of Applied Sciences was formed to offer diploma in Laboratory Practice and Management. We believe that though useful, theoretical education has limited benefits, as graduates are usually not well prepared for work in clinical laboratories and industry due to their limited practical knowledge. Often, such graduates would have to receive on the job training in order to be productive. That is expensive to employers, and explains why many graduates are unemployed today. Medicare College of Applied Sciences is, today, pursuing an alternative approach to graduate unemployment. The policy is to lay more emphasis on practical training for students in their chosen fields of endeavor. This conviction has prompted the establishment of well-equipped laboratories for the training of our precious students. Furthermore, our students are trained to do research in areas relevant to their training, and to be independent and assertive graduates. For these reasons we expect them to come out highly qualified, motivated, and ready to work as career technicians.
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REGIONAL MARITIME UNIVERSITY
REGIONAL MARITIME UNIVERSITY
About: Vision Within the next decade, the Regional Maritime University (RMU) will be known and recognized as the tertiary institution of first choice in advanced maritime education and training, research and consultancy in Africa and beyond”. MISSION A sub-regional tertiary institution that exist to enhance the development of the maritime transport sector and the fishing industry in member states through the maritime education of students, training of marine personnel, research and consultancy and promotion of maritime co-operation. The hallmarks of its operations are meeting international standards, teamwork, discipline and professional integrity.
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UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST
About: To have a University that is strongly positioned, with world-wide acclaim” This statement of where the University sees itself in the future sets the tone for every strategic decision or choice that it has made. It sets the ambition of the organization and serves as the lodestar that every faculty, school, department, functional division and individual must aspire to. In combination with its mission statement, University of Cape Coast has articulated a view of a realistic, credible, attractive future for itself; a target that inspires all stakeholders to maximum effort in bridging the gap between their current reality and their desired future. Mission “The University of Cape Coast is The University of Choice in Ghana. It is an equal opportunity university uniquely placed to provide quality education through the provision of comprehensive, liberal and professional programs that challenge learners to be creative, innovative, and morally responsible citizens. Through distance learning, it also extends expertise and facilities to train professionals for the education enterprise and business by employing modern technologies. The University constantly seeks alternative ways to respond to changing needs. The institution continues to expand its existing highly qualified academic and administrative staff, offering a conducive environment that motivates them to position the University to respond effectively to the developmental needs of a changing world” .The University of Cape Coast is a university located in the Central region of Ghana. The university was established in 1962 out of a dire need for highly qualified and skilled manpower in education and was affiliated to the University of Ghana. It was established to train graduate teachers for second cycle institutions such as teacher training colleges and technical institutions, a mission that the two existing universities were unequipped to fulfill. Since its establishment, the university has added to its functions the training of education planners, administrators, agriculturalists and health care professionals. In pursuance of its mission, the university restructured its degree program from BA, BSc and BEd in education to B.A/BSc with non-education content and a BEd, a professional qualification in Education.
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LANCASTER UNIVERSITY, GHANA CAMPUS
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY, GHANA CAMPUS
About: For over 50 years Lancaster University has been providing World Class education to students across the world. Lancaster is ranked amongst the top ten universities in the UK, according to the Guardian university league table, and internationally amongst the top one per cent of universities in the world. Lancaster University Ghana is the only fully fledged branch campus in West Africa and is set to grow into a major regional teaching and research university of international standing in the near future.
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NOBEL INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL
NOBEL INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL
About: OUR VISION To be recognized as the leading practical business school in Africa which develops, educates and trains business leaders and professionals throughout their careers. OUR MISSION To develop innovative business and professional leaders who have habits of the mind – at once flexible and insightful, informed by experience and yet oriented towards innovation – and thus capable of advancing areas of organizational practice to achieve measurable results.
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ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT (OD) INSTITUTE
ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT (OD) INSTITUTE
About: he OD Institute is Africa’s premier tertiary institution solely devoted to training Organisation Development (OD) Practitioners and Change Managers. It is a rigorous practical and research oriented institution offering the Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)and Master of Arts (MA) programmes in Organisation Development. The OD Institute was established after a decade of institutional partnership between the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana and the Organisation Capacity Improvement Consultants (OCIC) International, United Kingdom, in running the programme at the Masters and Graduate Diploma levels between 2003 and 2014. The OCIC has transformed to become the OD Institute which is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast and the International Society for Organization Development and Change (ISODC) and accredited by the National Accreditation Board,Ghana,to run courses in Organisation Development at the graduate level. The PGD and MA programmes in OD offered at the OD Institute are well informed by the current trends and changes in the global economy and the need for Africa to harness its Institutional growth and leadership potential in the global economy. Participatory and Experiential Action Learning coupled with high level of professionalism are integral components of Africa’s premier transformative tertiary education offered through the OD Institute.
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Catholic Institute of Business and Technolog
Catholic Institute of Business and Technolog
About: We are a tertiary institution established under the auspices of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra in 2007. CIBT is accredited by the National Accreditation Board and Affiliated to the University of Ghana. Our first batch of graduates completed their studies at the end of the 2011/2012 academic year. There is something special about CIBT. It is located in the centre of Accra and is compact and not too large. Therefore we are able to maintain a friendly campus community and no student is missing in the crowd. Students are equipped with the necessary resources to help them respond effectively as leaders in Business, professional and civic life.Being a Catholic Institution CIBT creates a stimulating Christian atmosphere to maintain a Catholic identity but at the same time it embraces all faith traditions. Students have the possibility to choose professional and civic life. Being a Catholic Institution CIBT creates a stimulating Christian atmosphere to maintain a Catholic identity but at the same time it embraces all faith traditions. Students have the possibility to choose from a broad range of degree programmes in Business Administration, Public Administration, Computer Science and Religion. CIBT is about to start a number of non-degree programmes including professional workshops for adult students. It is also about to start a new degree programme in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, a Certificate and Diploma programmes to help Catholics and other Christians understand the Christian faith, how the Church responds to social and political life and how the church is administered. Indeed the entire family of CIBT, Faculty members, staff and students learn together to fulfill our academic mission. Vision CIBT is a leading tertiary institution, a place of excellence, devoted to providing an intellectual, moral and social environment that responds to the needs of a diverse and rapidly transforming society.
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HERITAGE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
About: Heritage Christian College (HCC) is a higher educational institution sponsored by the Churches of Christ. It has its roots in the establishment of the National Bible Institute (NBI), a two-year preacher training school established in January 1982 by the Nsawam Road Church of Christ, Ghana, to train gospel ministers. Daniel Ampadu-Asiamah served as the pioneer Director of NBI until December 1984 when he moved to Togo as a missionary. Following that, Dan L. McVey, then resident American missionary served as NBI Director until June 1999 when Samuel Twumasi-Ankrah was appointed as Principal of NBI. In 2001, Twumasi- Ankrah’s proposal to transform NBI into an accredited liberal arts college received an enthusiastic support by the oversight elders of the Nsawam Road Church, and based on their wise counsel, the then National Bible Institute was integrated into the Heritage Christian College system in December 2001. Thus began the long process of developing HCC to become an accredited Christian university college affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Through the generosity of several individuals and congregations in Ghana and the United States, HCC was able to purchase a piece of land at Afiaman, Accra, and develop key infrastructure as well as distinctive academic programmes which were required for the grant of accreditation by the government of Ghana. In February 2012, HCC received affiliation status from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Kumasi; a mentorship status which by law is required in order that KNUST shall award certification to HCC graduates till HCC eventually becomes an academic institution chartered by the President of Ghana. Finally, in March 2015, the National Accreditation Board of Ghana granted HCC both institutional and programme accreditation certificates. A particular mention ought to be made of the inestimable contributions made by certain groups of people as a result of which HCC has obtained its reputable accreditation status: Douglas & Margaret Boateng who paid for the cost of the land that serves as HCC campus; George Chisholm and the Traverse City Church of Christ, Michigan, whose initiative and sacrifices made it possible to raise the funds needed for the construction of the initial HCC buildings; Deon & Susan Fair who along with others set up the HCC Foundation and continue to provide financial, technical and academic support; Shane & Melissa McClung whose continued support remains pivotal ; and the Nsawam Road Church of Christ, Accra, Ghana whose support and oversight role is the bedrock of HCC
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ACCRA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
ACCRA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
About: In our quest for excellence in ensuring quality education and training, Accra Technical University has equipped many of students in the past decades with practical skills needed for the job market. The University, has specialized in providing practical industrial training, learning and research to equip its students with the best knowledge and skills meant to meet the competitive demands of the industrial job market. Accra Technical University, in its pursuit to enrich our national economy with skillful manpower in various sectors has awarded HND and diploma certificates in various programmes offered in the University. Accra Technical University, in recent times, has introduced degree programmes to meet the increasing demand for higher education. The institution also gives its students the benefit of studying in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Situated in the heart of Accra, students have easy access to various landmarks and modern edifices in the capital. The institution also provides its students a feel of the everyday Ghanaian life, since Accra is the quintessence of Ghanaian society. Accra Technical University’s striking features that distinguish it from others are the beautiful packages which we provide our students. They include our newly built skyscrapers which brighten Accra’s skyline, a well built and spacious campus to meet both academic and social needs of our students, and the pursuit of curricular activities which we advise our students to engage in on campus. Among our success stories, we have in recent times won prizes for entrepreneurship in the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) competition, Coca Cola African Foundation Entrepreneurship, and the Guaranty Trust Bank Business Ethics Awards, among others. The success of Accra Technical University as a practical oriented educational institution is attested to achievements of our students after they have studied with us. My staff and I are pleased to welcome you to Accra Technical University, where quality tertiary education and lasting campus experience is assured. Welcome.
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ALMOND INSTITUTE
ALMOND INSTITUTE
About: Almond Institute (AI) is a Christ-centred institution of higher education based in Accra, Ghana offering a fully accredited and globally recognised Master of Business Administration awarded by Australian Institute of Business (AIB) based in Adelaide, South Australia and an elite Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration and a 4-year BSc in International Business Administration and Global Leadership awarded by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) based in Kumasi, Ghana. AI is housed in a twin campus facility on the spintex road in Accra, Ghana. The facility currently comprises of 15 air-conditioned lecture halls, a library, two conference halls and an eatery. When completed, the twin campuses will boast of an ultra-modern executive ambiance conducive for executive learning.Vision:Our vision is to be the most preferred Christ-centred academic institution in Africa
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KUMASI TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
KUMASI TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
About: Kumasi Technical University was established in 1954 as Kumasi Technical Institute (K. T. I. ) to offer craft courses. In 1963, the Institute was converted to a non-tertiary Polytechnic status under the Ghana Education Service to start offering, in addition, technician diploma and sub- professional courses. The Polytechnic Law, 1992 (PNDC L.321) elevated the Polytechnic to a tertiary institution to provide high calibre skilled manpower with reference to manufacturing, commerce, science and technology to act as a catalyst for technological development. As a Polytechnic it was one of the famous, elegant and vibrant Polytechnics in Ghana. The Technical University Act 2016, (Act 922) converted Kumasi Polytechnic to the present Kumasi Technical University with the aim of providing higher education in engineering, applied arts, science technology based disciplines, technical and vocational training. It is a spectacularly beautiful institution, which is located at the heart of the Garden city of West Africa, the capital city of the Ashanti Region of Ghana (Kumasi). It has within the period of its existence become an important centre for the training not only for Ghana but also for other African countries.
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