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International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research


Relevance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Related Programmes in Polytechnic Education: A Case of Accra Polytechnic, Ghana

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Author(s) Nana Yaw Asabere
On Pages 354-365
Volume No. 2
Issue No. 4
Issue Date April, 2012
Publishing Date April, 2012
Keywords Higher National Diploma (HND), Polytechnic Education, Computer Science (CS), National Accreditation Board (NAB), National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), Tertiary Institution, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), IT



Abstract

This research paper discusses and focuses on the importance of Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes in Computer Science (CS), Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Information Technology (IT) and their relevance to Polytechnic Education in the Ghanaian community. The study is underpinned to the HND Computer Science programme in Computer Science at Accra Polytechnic, Ghana with an overview of the accreditation process, the Computer Science Department of Accra Polytechnic embarked on to satisfy programme accreditation requirements. The author also discusses the relevant and important issues in accreditation for such programmes and what training tertiary institutions in Ghana have to do to meet requirements for programme accreditation. Discussions about the challenges encountered by the stakeholders involved to approve accreditation for such programmes and future work for sustainability is also presented in the paper.

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