Some 300 students will begin bachelors degree courses in September at the Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC) in the Tesano district of Accra. Funded by Ghana Telecom and affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the institution aims to equip people with the necessary skills and know-how to work in the growing information and communication technology (ICT) field. Founded in 1948, GTUC originally served as a training school for technicians of the national telecommunications provider before receiving accreditation to operate as a university earlier this year. GTUC has communication engineering and information faculties and offers undergraduate, postgraduate and professional certification courses. ICT has been identified by the government as a priority area but development is hampered by the lack of qualified personnel.

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