Academic City University College has been named Outstanding EdTech Institution of the Year at the inaugural Africa Technovate Awards.
The Africa Technovate Awards event celebrates and motivates technology businesses that are pushing solutions to help Africa remain competitive, particularly in the era of AfCFTA.
Academic City, a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) university, was recognised for its efforts to use technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver globally competitive academic programmes while also digitising learning and processing via an e-library, digital identification for students and staff, performance analytics, digital classrooms, and teacher digital upskilling.
Since its inception, Academic City has demonstrated its commitment to changing the narrative of higher education in Africa and providing quality education comparable to others attainable in other parts of the world.
The university offers undergraduate degree programmes in Engineering, Information Technology, Business Administration and Communication Arts.
According to the Public Relations Manager of Academic City, Cyril Quansah-Quainoo, these programmes are strategically designed taking into consideration world-class STEAM education to develop students to become more practical, hands-on and productive.
Commenting on the award, Mr Quansah-Quainoo said that it demonstrated that Academic City’s work over the past years in reshaping the narrative of higher education in Ghana and Africa was being observed, adding that “the recognition is dedicated to the hardworking staff, students both past and present, and all stakeholders for their various roles in making the university come this far in its journey”.
He said the award was a challenge for Academic City to not rest on its laurels but continue to pursue educational programmes that were relevant not only to the country, but the world at large.