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President of Open University, Malaysia (OUM) Professor Dato’ Dr. Mansor Fadzil, has said that Ghana has what it takes to develop like Malaysia, given the country’s rich natural resources, among others.
He said Ghana is blessed with relevant natural resources – Gold, Cocoa, Oil, and many more and these should be used to establish a strong foundation for growth and development. He is of the view however that, in the absence of good leaders Ghana will lose out on transformation.
According to him, Countries as Malaysia have developed because they had leaders who focused and committed more of their natural resources into establishing quality educational systems which has produced quality leaders, emphasizing, “We don’t compromised on quality when it comes to education,” he stated.
“Good leaders who are wise enough will invest wisely into good education; we need more quality educated people in Ghana. You can transform your people through quality education,” he further noted.
It is based on his assertion that, he has pledged the OUM’s commitment to helping establish quality education system in Ghana by collaborating with the Accra Institute of Technology (AIT) for better and quality programs.
“We share ideas and relevant information for quality teaching and learning at AIT,…at OUM…“all are our learning materials including students’ time tables are powered technologically for quick and easy access by the students irrespective of their locations”.
Prof Dato’ Fadzil, said this at a news conference, after he paid a working visit to AIT and to participate in the school’s 12th Congregation held on Saturday February 17, 2018.
The AIT is an independent technology-focused Research University in Accra, Ghana. The University comprises six schools and three institutes.
AIT is accredited by the National Accreditation Board of Ghana to offer campus-based and Open University Programs in various fields. The campus-based programs are offered at the undergraduate level in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology and Business Administration in partnerships with the Open University of Malaysia.
OUM is the seventh Malaysian private university and it is owned by the Multimedia Technology Enhancement Operations (METEOR) with its main campus at Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Additionally, there are 37 learning centres throughout Malaysia, out of which 10 are Regional Learning Centres.
President of Accra Institute of Technology, Professor Clement Dzidonu, used the occasion to salute the Managers of OUM for the trust and confidence they have in AIT.
“We started this collaboration about ten years ago from our Cantonment Campus and we really benefited from them as they gave us already made programs.
“All the achievements of AIT that you have all read about are due to the collaboration that we have with OUM,” Prof Dzidonu proudly mentioned.
Source: Francis Edzorna Mensah || ghananewsonline.com.gh