The Accra Institute of Technology (AIT), a leading technology-focused private university at the weekend graduated its fifth batch of seven PhDs at the University’s 13th Graduation ceremony at which bachelor’s and master’s degree holders also graduated.
This brings to 27 the total number of PhDs graduated at AIT since 2016 in the fields of Engineering, Business Administration, Education and Information Technology.
Professor Clement Dzidonu, President of the University said it is a major achievement of a university that is less than 10 years to make, as the first private university in Ghana to successfully offer, run and graduate students on an internationally benchmarked Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree program.
He said this is no small achievement within the context of the fact that the PhD per capita of Ghana is just 2.72 per million population.
He noted that given the fact that over 250 PhD students are now enrolled at AIT, the university has become one of the leading postgraduate research institutions on the continent.
“AIT will be graduating more PhDs in Business Administration, Engineering, and Information Technology before the close of the year,” he assured.
Professor Edward Ayensu, Chairman of the AIT Board of Trustees announced the election of Professor Otoo Ellis, the Former Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to the Board.
“With this new member, the AIT Board of Trustees, now boast of five former Vice Chancellors of World-Class universities; there is no doubt that AIT has the most high-powered and academically distinguished University Board on the African continent,” he observed.