Tuesday, 29 November

AIT graduates 5 PhDs, 17 PhD candidates, 13 Master’s, 116 Bachelor’s

Education
The graduands

The Accra Institute of Technology (AIT), a technology-focused private university, held its 17th graduation ceremony on 18 December 2021 at the Knowledge City Campus (KCC), Kokomlemle, Accra.

This event saw the deployment of current technology in facilitating a blended graduation experience wherein a majority of the undergraduate students joined in virtually via the Google Meet platform.

This graduation cohort comprised of 5 PhDs, 17 PhD candidates, 13 Master’s, and 116 Bachelor’s.

The total number of PhDs graduated at AIT continues to grow.

To date, AIT has graduated nine batches of PhDs since 2016, bringing the total number to 54 in the fields of Engineering, Business Administration, Education, and Information Technology.

A statement released by the university said this achievement “spotlights a tremendous success not only in the history of the university but also in the annals of private university education in Ghana”.

In his address to the congregation, Professor Edward Ayensu, the Chairman of the AIT Board of Trustees, reported that efforts to deliver quality university education and facilitate cutting-edge research work are proceeding according to plan.

He, thus, assured the congregation and all stakeholders, that AIT shall not relent in its efforts to ensure the fulfilment of that vision.

The initial remarks by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees were followed by the address of the President of AIT to the Board of Trustees and the congregation.

In a comprehensive account of his stewardship for the past year to the Board of Trustees and to the congregation, Professor Clement Dzidonu, the President of AIT, outlined, among other things, the “great” strides made by the university in improving its academic programmes as well as its enrollment on these programmes.

He highlighted that AIT is currently doing PhD research work in Engineering, Information Technology, Education, and Business Administration with an enrollment of a number of academic and senior administrative staff from almost all the public and private universities in Ghana.

He underscored how achieving such a feat within the span of ten years is nothing short of an academic marvel given the fact that AIT has successfully offered, run, and graduated students on an internationally benchmarked Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programme within a context where the PhD per capita of Ghana is extremely low.

Prof Dzidonu encouraged the graduating class to avail themselves of all opportunities that may come their way after their graduation.

 

He assured those planning to pursue graduate studies at either the Master's or the PhD level of an enriched academic life and experience at AIT, should they choose to enrol with their alma mater. 

Source: classfmonline.com