UCC is Ready to Work with Nduom School of Business and Technology
The Chairman of the Committee for Institutional Affiliation (CIA), Prof. Edward Marfo Yiadom has expressed the willingness of the University to mentor Nduom School of Business and Technology (NSB&T) to provide quality tertiary education to the people of Ghana and beyond.
Prof. Marfo-Yiadom gave the assurance when he led a team of assessors from the UCC to NSB&T to acquaint themselves with preparations the institution was making towards formal affiliation and official re-opening.
The Chairman said the visit was also to discuss the modalities and offer directions as far as the relationship between UCC and NSB&T was concerned. He indicated that UCC would provide NSB&T with the needed support to become a formidable tertiary institution in the country. “UCC has a track record of delivering up to expectation and therefore, NSB&T can count on us to help you grow to deliver quality programmes,” he added.
Prof. Marfo-Yiadom noted that UCC would ensure that NSB&T conformed to quality in all aspect of its operation stressing that “whilst helping you to succeed, we will be strict when it comes to implementing quality assurance measures in all your activities.” He urged them to strictly conform to standards set by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) and National Accreditation Board (NAB).
Responding, the Rector of NSB&T, Prof. James H. Ephraim thanked the team for the visit and commended UCC for the numerous assistance provided his outfit as part of the affiliation process. He was optimistic with support from UCC, NSB&T would officially be inaugurated with its first intake of students in September, 2017. He indicated that the initial programmes to be rolled out were B. Sc. Banking and Finance, B.Sc. Information Technology Management for Business and B.Sc. Information and Communication Technology.
As part of the affiliation process the team of assessors from UCC discussed institutional documents such as statutes, organogram, academic policies and regulation, students’ handbook, library user guide, sexual harassment, staff training and development policy. The team also discussed the curriculum vitae and certificates of prospective lecturers as well as funding of the institution. They later inspected physical facilities such as library, computer laboratory, lecture rooms, auditorium, students hostel and offices for academic and non-academic staff.
At the end of the deliberations and inspection of facilities, the Chairman of CIA commended NSB&T for the progress made in terms of infrastructure facilities. However, he urged them to make effort to scout for qualified academic staff to handle the three programmes.
Members of the UCC team were Prof. Kofi Awusabo-Asare, Mr. Jeff Onyame, Dr. Kenneth Aikins, Dr. George Aggrey, Dr. Anokye Mohammed Adam, Ms. Paulina N. Kwafoa, Mr. Justice Agyenim Boateng and Ms. Joyce Sam.Others were Mr. Peter Thompson Fosu, Mr. Alex Allotey and Ms Joyceline Acquaye.
The representatives of NSB&T were Mr. De Roy Kwesi Andrew and Mrs. Sarah Bucknor.