Jackson Institute of Technology (JIT) has received rave reviews from Dr Eric Nkansah, Director-General of Ghana Education Service (GES) for spearheading Information Communication Technology (ICT) Education in Kumasi.
He said the provision of cutting-edge ICT skills by the Institute was in line with the implementation of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education by the Education Ministry through GES.
He said this while delivering his address at the fourth graduation of JIT in Kumasi on the theme, “Embracing Industry 4.0: Shaping the Future of Ghana with Technology. A total of 108 students received certificates in courses such as Introduction To Information Technology And Key Window Application, Web Development, Data Analytics as well as Working Smart With Microsoft Office and The Internet.
The Director-General reiterated the need to upscale learners with the requisite digital literacy, critical thinking abilities and adaptability to excel in an ever-changing technology-driven world to ensure that Ghana remained competitive in the digital age. He said by harnessing the power of technology, Ghana could address societal challenges, enhance productivity, and improve the overall quality of the citizens.
Dr. Eric Nkansah however acknowledged the important role JIT was playing to lead the transformation to a digital economy by empowering the populace with digital skills through training and equipping people with 21st-century digital skills to ensure robot-proof careers.
The Institute, he said, had forged strategic partnerships with renowned organisations such as NIIT India Limited as an integral part of their commitment to providing high-quality education and an industry-aligned curriculum.
“Technology has taken over the waves pointing to innovative ways to modernise, optimise, and transform life for everyone. JIT has joined to train to provide practical and employable technological skills training to aid in productivity, efficient and smart working skill sets for the growth of our communities,” the Managing Director submitted.