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IDTM-Cape Coast holds fifth congregation
Group photo of members of Convocation and graduates of IDTM
The Institute of Development and Technology Management –IDTM- in Cape Coast has held its fifth congregation and graduation for MA and MPhil students under the auspices of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
In all, the ceremony witnessed the conferment of post graduates certificates to twenty four graduates made up of eight (8) MAs and sixteen (16) MPhils. The MA candidates were made up of three (3) females and five (5) males. The MPhil were three (3) females and thirteen (13) males.
Speaking on the theme, “Technology Management, the key to Ghana’s Sustainable Development: IDTM in Focus”, the guest speaker, Emeritus Prof. Stephen Addai, Board Chairman of the Ghana Revenue Authority, reiterated the need to adequately manage information in the wake of the technological advancement the world is witnessing.
Emeritus Prof. Stephen Adei, Board Chairman of the Ghana Revenue Authority
To him, the spark in the use of false statements and lampoons to unjustly damage and defame the hard won reputation of people publicly through the use of technology must strike the cord to cause authorities to guard against the negative use of such an essential tool.
Rector of the School, Prof. John Micah, rendering account on the stewardship of management for the 2019 academic year indicated that recent attempts at managing technology at the national level gives credence to IDTM’s focus on producing development thinkers who appreciate the importance of fostering and enhancing development through technology management.
Prof. John Micah, Rector – Institute of Development and Technology Management – Cape Coast
He also pointed to the institute’s major challenge of shared facilities and environmental quality which continues to limit growth and quality improvement. He was however grateful to the numerous individuals, groups, and companies that continue to provide extensive support for the institute.
In his valedictory speech, the best graduating student, Mr. John Panyin Abban extended appreciation to faculty of the institute for their support during their study while charging his colleague graduates to become agents of change who will positively impact society.
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The graduating class also donated sixty (60) bags of cement to the institute to support its infrastructural ambition.
The Institute of Development and Technology Management is a knowledge producing and capacity building institution which is devoted to post graduate training and research in development and technology management. It also focuses on knowledge dissemination and the provision of consultancy services to development institutions and science and technology stakeholders.
The 2020 Graduating Class of IDTM Cape Coast
The institute is accredited by the National Accreditation Board and affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
Also present at the congregation was Prof. Nicholas Kyei-Baffour, a representative of the Vice Chancellor of KNUST.
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