The President of the Academic City College (ACC), Dr Fred McBagonluri has stated that the college has invested about $25 million in facilities.
He said $2.2 million had gone into equipment and other relevant educational projects to champion the academic standards of students.
Dr McBagonluri said this at a stakeholders’ meeting held to outdoor programmes of the newly established college at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Accra on Friday.
He said the college was seeking to collaborate with various institutions from the Private Sector, Government Representatives and other stakeholders in education to support the school’s agenda of ensuring intellectual transformation in Ghana’s educational sector.
“The stakeholders’ meeting is basically trying to outdoor our programmes and to share with them what we are about. For the government sector we are seeking to partner government based on government policies aligned to us on technical education.
“With the private sector, we are hoping for internship opportunities and sponsorships while with the educational sector we are hoping to recruit students from these institutions.”
He said the school could boast of modern workshops and laboratories as some of the best in the Sub-Saharan Africa and one of the core aims of the college was ensuring student’s foundational learning and development in technology, engineering and entrepreneurship.
The Deputy Minister of Education, Yaw Osei Adutwum said ACC’s educational reforms would trigger change in the country.
Mr Osei Adutwum expressed the hope that the various programmes of ACC would help to get the needed manpower to ensure transformation in Ghana’s educational system.
The Chairman of Eureka Africa Group, Mr Dev Varyani also called on the Ministry of Education to support in building a great institution.
ACC will enrol the first batch of students on September 10, this year.
Courses available are engineering, Information Technology, Business and Communication Arts at its new campus at Haatso, a suburb of Accra.