HEAD OF client coverage, corporate and Investment Banking of the Stanbic Bank Ghana, Dinah Kaleo-Bioh, has observed that running educational enterprises during this period of coronavirus pandemic has become very expensive as a result of the challenges that came with the pandemic. she said the pandemic has forced most schools, particularly, tertiary institutions to invest more in iT
infrastructure to stay on top of issues and also run
training programmes at high cost for staff to be
abreast of new technologies.
Mrs Kaleo-Bioh, who was delivering the keynote address at the 13th congregation of the Garden City
University College in Kenyase-abirem, noted
that “the investment into such new technologies
alone can be crippling to many an institution.
Tertiary education has moved into the realm of what i call marketisation. By this, i mean tertiary institutions have become fully functional corporate bodies that aim at providing quality services, ensuring growth on both the top line and the
bottom line with an improved social image to
attract the best students.”
She was speaking on the theme: ““Post Covid-19
and the educational enterprise: innovative strategies to stay in business.”
She said while all universities in the world were
going virtual, many Ghanaian universities seemed stuck with the old methods which were not
competitive and could ensure growth.
President of GCUC, Prof edward K. asante, announced that the college had received accreditation from the national accreditation Board of the Ghana
Tertiary education Commission to start running its
masters of science (msc) in midwifery programme.
The programme which is research-based for a peri-
od of two years, would be affiliated with the University of Calabar in nigeria.
GCUC thus becomes the first tertiary institution
in Ghana to run a post graduate course in mid-
wifery and this would kick off in February 2022.
Accordingly, he said the university had invested in
its information Technology (iT) infrastructure to enable it to run virtual teaching and learning programmes.
In all, a total of 676 students graduated from the
university with 70 of them obtaining First Class hon-