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Ghana was one of the rst countries among the Sub-Saharan Africa to launch mobile network and set up internet services. Ghanaian IT platform has a perfect score with combination of IT majors of the world and highly competitive telecom players. The nation also is committed to its IT growth and the leaders are steadfast at ensuring sustainable and evenly distributed growth of IT in the nation. World players such as Microsoft, Google, IBM, Airtel, MTN are but a few multinational companies that are investing in the IT Sector development in Ghana.

With the lead players and huge investment in IT in various sectors, it is imperative for the country to adopt latest technologies such as Cloud, Big Data, Mobile Computing and Virtualization. Building the infrastructure management (IM) systems to support new technologies is being adopted by the government. The biggest challenge faced by the nation however, is the talent crunch.

Primary Schooling of 6 years Junior High School of 3 years Senior High School of 4 years


Ghana operates on a level education system with

University Bachelors Degree of 4 years

With literacy rate at 72% (approx), the nation has hundreds of universities offering courses in engineering and other streams. Ghana professes of very good universities and polytechnics in all streams with internationally accepted degrees. However students passing out of universities are nding it highly difcult to nd jobs as they are not skilled enough for the work world. ICT especially faces the biggest challenge as the technologies are constantly developing and talent pool is simultaneously shrinking. Even though there are numerous universities like in many nations facing the issue, Ghanian universities too are unable to deliver studies that make students market/job ready. Moreover there are not many IT training schools in Ghana.


University of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology University of Cape Coast University of Education Presbyterian University College Ashesi University College Regent University College of Science and Technology University for Development Studies Valley View University Wisconsin International University College All Nations University College Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration Pentecost University College Central University College University of Mines and Technology Ghana Telecom University College Methodist University College Kumasi Polytechnic Cape Coast Polytechnic Advanced Business College African University College of Communication Islamic University College, Ghana Garden City University College Knutsford University College Spiritan University College Takoradi Polytechnic Accra Polytechnic Catholic University College of Ghana Mountcrest University College Ghana Baptist University College Legon Kumasi Cape Coast Winneba Abeti Berekuso Accra Tamale Accra Accra Koforidua Accra Accra Accra Tarkwa Accra North Accra Kumasi Cape Coast Accra Accra Accra Kumasi Accra Ejisu Takoradi Accra Sunyani Accra Abuakwa-Kumasi

There are many institutes that offer skilled courses in computers for school dropouts and unskilled youth. IIHT Technologies is one such institute that strives to bridge the skill gap among all youth with quality education and training. It proffers courses that are essential in Ghana today. Most immediate need exits for some of the IT training Courses in Ghana;

And IIHT Technologies offers courses in the latest technologies for individuals and enterprises. The courses offered range from short term courses to Diplomas, Graduations and Post Graduations, all of which are internationally recognized. IIHT franchises across Africa are gaining momentum with huge success as they cater to thousands of youth each year.

The disconnect in the skills gap between industry and tertiary institutions must be bridged to promote national development.
Mr Rockson Dogbegah


Development leaders such as Mr Rockson Dogbegah, the Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Builders have emphasized on the need for quality education and training mechanisms to bridge the skill gap by introducing skilled training. Indian Institute of Hardware and Technology (IIHT) from India too has prompted on need for bridging the gap as this could hinder progress of the economy. There is an immediate need for skilled IT education and training in Ghana that is directly connected to nations growth. It has to be catered with propinquity.

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