The Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) has attained the status to become a fully-fledged public University, and will thus be known as the Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU). On Friday, June 12, 2020, Parliament passed the Ghana Communication Technology Bill 2020 to change the name of the GTUC to GCTU — reflecting its new status as a public-funded university — after its third reading in the House.
The Bill — which was assented to by the President on August 13, 2020 — now establishes the GCTU as a nationally and internationally recognised public university (Ghana Communication Technology University) though the transitional ceremony is yet to be made public.
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The Ghana Technology University College was founded in 2005 (then known by the name Ghana Telecom University College) to provide training in Information Communication Technology (ICT). At the time, it was affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).
After it was granted accreditation by the National Accreditation Board on March 30, 2006, it was officially inaugurated on August 15, 2006, as the GTUC, with subsequent programmes being introduced to reflect its new status.
Announcing the news on behalf of the Interim Governing Council, Management, and the entire University community on his Facebook wall, a professor of the institution, Emmanuel Ohene-Afoakwa, expressed his appreciation to the Almighty God, His Excellency The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Minister of Education, Hon. Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister for Communication, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Members of Parliament, and friends of GTUC for their unwavering support towards the achievement of this historic milestone for the institution.
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