Professor David Miller, Founder of the Millar Institute for Transdisciplinary and Development Studies in the Upper East Region, is pleading with the government and other education-focused organisations to work together to build more academic facilities in private tertiary institutions.
Speaking at a matriculation ceremony at the university’s main campus at Yikine in the Bolgatanga municipality, the president, Professor Dr. David Millar said, the University is committed to enhancing effective Information Communication and Technology (ICT) studies in order to expand access to quality education in Ghana and beyond.
According to Prof. Millar, as a young open university, they are ready and committed to engaging non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as well as Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to have quality community engagement service. There is thus a pressing need for the government, Ghana Education Trust (GET) Fund, and philanthropists to support the university with ICT, library administration, and classroom blocks for the institution to realise all its commitments to changing the narrative of Africa.
“In the light of all this, MITDS is passionately appealing to the Government of Ghana and the GETFund, as well as any donor or philanthropist, to assist us in these toddling stages of our life with more academic facilities such as ICT services, libraries, and classrooms. We also need an Administration Block to enable us relinquish the made-shift facility we currently are in”
“We in MITDS are committed to providing balanced access to female applicants, physically challenged persons, and socially excluded or marginalised persons to pursue our academic programmes.”
“As an Open University, we are committed to engaging with all well-meaning NGOS and CSOs to provide quality community service. We are also committed to an enhanced ICT-based education to expand access to quality education and best practices both locally and internationally”
This academic year, the Millar Institute for Transdisciplinary and Development Studies admitted 14 freshmen to pursue PHDs and three additional students to begin master’s degrees at the university.
Prof. Millar stated at the matriculation ceremony that the university chose a chameleon as its logo due to the adaptability of its environmental activities. Prof. Millar stated that the university is well convinced that Africans are capable of resolving their own problems, hence “Finding African Solutions to African Challenges” as the motto of the institution.
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