Ghana’s Technology University College (GTUC) has launched the nation’s only first class cybercrime laboratory to train experts in forensic computing.
Dr Osei K Darkwa, President of the university, said it was the first laboratory of its kind in West Africa and would offer courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Speaking at the institution’s Fourth Congregation where 554 graduates (407 undergraduates and 145 postgraduate) bagged various honors he said they had partnered with UK technology company ‘Learning Nugget’ to launch a 10 tablet computer called the GTUC Campus Companion.
He said: “The device integrates a virtual learning management system, cloud-based multimedia content management application and solutions from Safari online and Google applications to provide a comprehensive portfolio of learning sources.”
Darkwa mentioned the institution’s ongoing virtual project which he said is in line with GTUC’s goal of “harnessing the teaching and learning powers of the new information and communication technologies” and has launched a website.
The British founded GTUC in 1945 as a telecom training facility, but in 1994, the institution became Ghana Telecom’s training centre and in 2006, it was accredited as a University College.
It is affiliated with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Aalborg University in Denmark, and Coventry University in the UK and has a student population of 3,600.