About Us

Background

The School will deliver a wide range of computing, informatics, and engineering-based programmes using innovative, quality, and application-based teaching/instruction methodologies within an academically friendly environment.

The 21st century is run on the wheels of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). An educated person without ICT training/skills is an educated illiterate. ICT has been the most reliable vehicle leveraged by many hitherto developing and poor nations to becoming that of developed and prosperous ones.

The Asia Tigers are case studies to reference. However, many nations in Africa are still backward in terms of ICT and its associated benefits and that has kept many of these nations as developing nations and Ghana is of no exception. Ghana in recent times has been making good efforts at positioning itself for a leap onto the ICT stage to exploit the benefits of ICT for her development.

In response to Ghana’s hunger for technological skills and expertise to champion her growth and prosperity, there should be an urgent need especially on the part of academic institutions to establish interdisciplinary studies and research geared towards maximizing the benefits of ICT for socioeconomic development, by training personnel with the requisite ICT skills to champion Ghana’s developmental agenda.

In particular, blending computing skills with other disciplines will offer perfect opportunities for the training of skilled and qualified personnel as society seeks to find solutions to the technological challenges faced by corporate Ghana. The introduction of new programs in these fields of study will create an opportunity for training of personnel with appropriate technological expertise as well as create chances to increase the intake of students into these crucial fields of study.

Graduates of these programs will be wellpositioned with the adequate technology know-how to man very critical job positions in the economy to help drive Ghana towards its desired destination of development and prosperity. More importantly, the programmes run by the School are ‘industry aware’ programmes aimed at training students to fit well into the demands of industry and also be entrepreneurs.  

The C. K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences (CKT-UTAS), whose mandate is to produce high caliber graduates capable of transforming society and fostering relationships through integrated technology and applied sciences, has seen the need to respond to this growing demand in technological knowhow in the computing and engineering disciplines. 

To achieve this, the School is positioning itself with interdisciplinary programs, which would meet the higher educational needs of Ghana, while strategically positioning CKT-UTAS as an institution for optional studies in such area and excellence in alternative programs for applicants/students from Northern Ghana in particular. The School is drawing on the University’s experience of promoting creativity, innovation, and transformation as stated in its motto, to deliver a unique type of practical, skill-based teaching and learning that meets the career needs and aspirations of both students and industry.  

To remain relevant to the needs of industry and society, thSchool has been vigorously reviewing the programs periodically to meet the growing and changing demands, needs, and opportunities of the computing and technology world. The School deploys its highly qualified and experienced staff, teachinglearning resources, and time–tested methodologies to the delivery of quality higher education for students that will enroll in the various programs.

The School will provide students with the traditional classroom practical-based teaching and lesson delivery, together with industrial attachment, to meet the instructional and personal educational needs of the students through the use of various modern technologies. There will be continuous monitoring and evaluation of academic activities to assure consistent quality of graduates.

The School’s students will find supportive and challenging environments that will encourage and enhance learning thereby allowing them to gain confidence and, above all come out with an integrated combination of knowledge and skills that will position them to match the best elsewhere.  

Mission

The School will deliver a wide range of computing, information System and Computer Engineering based programmes using an innovative, quality, and application-based teaching/instruction methodologies within an academically friendly environment.

Vision

The School envisions becoming a center of academic excellence through providing cutting-edge, and innovative programmes at CKT-UTAS and in the country to train graduates with practical skills in the IT and Computer Engineering disciplines that will meet the technology and research demands of Ghana in particular and the world in general.

Our Goal

The School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS) intends to provide academic scholarship, as well as research-oriented service that will address the technological challenges of industry and the public sector within the Ghanaian economy, Africa and the world at large.

The School would rely on a range of professionals and dedicated experts in the various disciplines that will ensure that students receive first class instruction in a conducive educational environment.

The goal of the School is therefore to provide opportunities for higher learning as well as for career seekers and future entrepreneurs.

Our Objectives

After completing a core programme of multidisciplinary courses, students in the School can specialize in a number of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields.

Our main objective is to broaden the options for higher learning in the computing and informatics majors.
Specifically, the School seeks to:

  • Teach students the fundamental concepts of computing and informatics and how these fields are interrelated;
  • Provide educational training to people with interest in working with Big Data and how to use the appropriate tools for mining data for predictive and marketing purposes;
  • Produce qualified graduates with skills to model and predict human activities/behavior through the use of social networks analysis;
  • Produce students with the technical skills on how to use computing tools to enhance business and develop apps tailored towards business and entrepreneurship;
  • Provide ‘industry aware’ and practical-based educational training to students to make them employable and relevant in the job market.
  • Complement and extend the existing educational opportunities and resources of the University;
  • Provide re–training/further training opportunities to professionals in the area of computing, informatics and engineering seeking higher (post–graduate) learning opportunities.
  • To serve as a centre of excellence for training professionals with computing skills in order to make them effective and efficient at their jobs.
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