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Centre for Professional Development(CPD)

Mrs. Araba Hackman Akanji

Director/Head, CPD.

Welcome to the Centre for Professional Development where our passion and zeal is to meet the requisite needs of our customers by providing them with diverse courses designed to meet their needs and specifications. The Centre seeks to provide convenient and effective learning experiences to our clients in a professional manner hence our courses and programmes are arranged to suit the professional and corporate lifestyle of our staff, faculty, and external clients. The unit strives to be a centre of Excellence and Innovation in line with the University’s focus and drive, and this is achieved not only by dint of hard work, but also by the continued support and patronage of our cherished participants; without whom our existence will be in vain. We are pleased to work and collaborate with you on your professional training needs and our doors are always open wide to welcome you and attend to you.

Established in January, 2010, the Centre is a central service unit under the University College with the mandate to promote professional development and quality teaching and learning within and outside the University.

The Centre for Professional Development focuses its attention on the design, administration, teaching and management of all non degree/diploma programmes run by the University. These consist of short duration certificate programmes, training workshops and seminars organized within and outside the University campus. The unit also provides tailor made programmes for institutions upon request.

The principal function of the Centre is to promote and support individual and organizational learning by providing them with opportunities to acquire new and employable skills and capabilities, thus allowing them to stay relevant in the current knowledge-based global economy.

With a mandate to engage in short-term professional development programmes, the CPD also aspires to be in high standing in regards to reputation at local, national and international levels, and also be the leader in the innovative use of technology in its programme deliveries. Our highly qualified facilitators do not only impart knowledge but also provide practical and cutting edge solutions to problems encountered in our day to day business dealings.


The vision of the centre is to be the destination of choice for continuous education and professional development by providing customer driven, cost-effective, innovative and best practice service delivery.


Our mission is to provide cutting-edge training in Telecommunication, Information Technology, Business and Management to individuals and organizations using the most up to date technology and the best professionals in the field.


CPD partners with local and international organizations and individuals to run training programmes. Within the University, the CPD partners with the Research and Consultancy Unit, the IT Unit, the Telecom Engineering and Informatics Departments as well as the Business School. Our external partners include the African Advanced Level Telecommunication Institute (AFRALTI), The Canadian Institute of Learning (CIL), the Learning Nuggets, The Cape Peninsular University of Science and Technology, Abbey Management and Development Institute and the Ghana Multimedia Incubator Centre , AdminTelecom Academy, etc.

We look forward to working with individuals and organizations that seek quality as a hallmark in professional training.

Contact Info:

  • Telephone: 030-2200606/030-2200615
  • E-mail:
  • Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm
  • Office Location: First Floor, Block B, Tesano Campus

Issued by University Relations Directorate
Monday November 24, 2014