The Millar Institute for Transdisciplinary and Development Studies (MITDS) also known as Millar Open University has designed and is ready to mount 6 post-graduate certificate courses.
The courses are; Policy and Strategy Studies, Information and Informatics, University Administration, Advance Business Administration, International Relations, and Agribusiness Studies.
These courses according to the President of MITDS, Prof. Dr. David Millar arose from persistent demands made to the institute to have career-oriented short courses for those already gainfully employed.
He said the institute is currently sourcing funds to kick start Post-Doctoral and Post-Master research programmes. These programmes mentioned are meant to upgrade the research skills, techniques, and knowledge of young academics who will want to conduct cutting-edge research of international quality.
The president of MITDS made these disclosures at the institute’s 4th congregation held at the Yikine community, a suburb of the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region. The fourth congregation of the institute saw 4 PhDs, 3 MPhils, and 6 BSc students graduated.
Prof. Dr. Millar added that the institute has set up a unit that edits, proofreads, and re-structures final post-graduate thesis Works (especially Ph.D. Thesis) into Published Books, as it is done in Europe and other Advanced Countries.
“We have currently completed four of them; they are printed and there for all to see. This novelty adds value to the efforts put in by students to write a thesis, and a Book is more presentable for Academic Visibility. It is an opportunity to have at least one Book in your lifetime. We will encourage all post-graduate students of MITDS, UDS, and beyond to take advantage of this facility.”
He appealed to the government, donors, and philanthropists to assist the institute to establish a dedicated library.
Millar Institute for Transdisciplinary and Development Studies is an accredited institution affiliated with the University for Development Studies (UDS).
Vice-Chancellor of UDS, Prof. Gabriel A. Teye was amazed at “the quality of teaching research, and community service currently ongoing in MITDS” without government support.
“I strongly support the call for the government to be visible in their endeavours. In northern Ghana, tertiary facilities like MITDS, which is also building a postgraduate curriculum vitae are rare and will thus be a healthy partner.”
His speech was read by Prof. Shamsu-Deem Ziblim, Director of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance of UDS.
Rev. Prof. Saa Dittoh, MITDS Council Chairman congratulated the graduands and charged them to be ambassadors of the institute and UDS wherever they find themselves.
He paid tribute to the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) and UDS for granting the institute accreditation and affiliation roles.
Delivering his validatory speech, a PhD graduand, Martin Akogti pledged that together with his colleagues, they will “help solve the problems in our beloved country ghana and not create more problems to add to the existing ones.”
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Yikene|Ghana