GCTU Students To Earn Dual Degrees Through Richmond College

The two institutions resolved to formalize their collaboration by signing an MoU.

A delegation from the Richmond College in the United Kingdom, led by the Director, Prof. Bahattin Altay has paid a courtesy call on the Management of GCTU on Thursday, 16th May 2024.

The purpose of the visit was to explore possible collaborative opportunities between the two institutions, especially in the area of providing web-based degree programmes that would enable GCTU students to earn dual degree certification.

In his opening remarks, Dr. Altay expressed his profound gratitude to Management and expressed the joy of his institution to collaborate with GCTU, a leading technology university in Africa, this year. “Richmond College knows no boundaries. We offer a unique and flexible pathway to obtain a prestigious UK university qualification with our 100% online undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the comfort of your home,” he said.

The delegation, led by Dr. Altay, is in Ghana as part of their quest to seek collaboration with African Universities

Dr. Altay emphasized that the collaboration would yield benefits such as transfer of knowledge, student and faculty exchanges with the other 52 partner universities in the UK and across the globe.  He said, “We want to have an MoU with GCTU and this is a great opportunity for your students to acquire double degree certification. This year, our focus is to collaborate with African universities.”

According to him, the online programmes are recognized by employers and accredited by OFQUAL, the UK Government’s higher education regulatory body.

The Registrar, Mr. Baidoo received the delegation on behalf of the VC

Responding to Dr. Altay’s remarks, the Registrar, Mr. Emmanuel Baidoo, on behalf of the VC, Prof. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, extended his profound appreciation to the Richmond College Team for its interest in GCTU and the opportunity for collaboration.

“This is a technology-oriented University with a specific mandate in the area of ICT. Even though we have that as a mandate, we also have the Engineering, Business and other faculty disciplines running alongside,” he said. Mr. Baidoo expressed GCTU’s enthusiasm to collaborate with Richmond College and looked forward to the positive impact it will bring to both institutions.

Both institutions agreed that a draft MoU should be developed by the College for consideration.

A group picture of the officials of the two institutions

Issued by University Relations Directorate
Friday May 17, 2024