Platinum Award for Quality Education in Africa
Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) has received the prestigious Platinum Award for ‘Quality Education in Africa’ at the 2013 edition of the Business Initiative Direction (BID) Quality Era Awards in Geneva, Switzerland. GTUC won the enviable award for over six years of excellent delivery of quality education in Africa.
BID awards are presented to companies, organizations and individuals in different countries that further their reputation and position by implementing and promoting quality culture. It recognizes and encourages the contribution of companies and organizations to quality, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction as well as improving relations with employees, suppliers and all those associated with the organization.
BID monitors companies and institutions that are symbols of commitment to leadership, technology, innovation and are a model for others in their sector. Based on BID’s own strict Quality Culture 100 principles, it then writes to those institutions to put in entries and stand a chance of winning Platinum, Gold or Silver awards.
President of GTUC, Dr. Osei Kofi Darkwa led a delegation to Geneva to receive the Century International Quality ERA Trophy and certificate, which came with the award. As part of the award, the school also gets a BID quality mix programme for the next two years, plus the opportunity to use the award logo for adverts, and also free publicity in some selected international media. The school is also required to make a commitment to BID’s total quality management (TQM) QC100 principles.
Dr. Darkwa said: “We are excited that we have been recognized in the company of great organizations across the globe.” He said the award is a testament and an affirmation to the good work GTUC has been doing for more than six years now, adding that “my team and I are motivated by a sheer determination to see Africa and Ghana achieve its highest potential in terms of quality human resource.
Dr. Darkwa added that from very humble beginnings, the institution can now boast of over 4000 students and the school, he said, will continue to pursue an aggressive path that will position it as the best leading edge technology institution in West Africa.
BID also rewards institutions across the globe that are symbols of commitment to leadership, technology and innovation and a model for others in their sector. It has so far awarded companies and professionals from 178 countries since 1986.