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-         Brings together Technology Leaders to Empower Students for a Global Career in IT

-         Technology Partner Conclave Organized as part of NIIT’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations in Ghana

Accra, February 19, 2010: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT Trainer, organized the first ever Technology Partner Conclave at National Theatre, Accra, as a part of its 10th anniversary celebrations. The conclave was held to educate students about the latest tools and technologies, career opportunities, and the need to Skill up for a Global Career in IT.

The event saw participation from approx. 1,500 students along-with representatives of leading IT Companies, educational Institutions, Government and public at large. Hon’ Minister of Communication, Mr. Haruna Idrissu, Guest of Honour lauded NIIT’s efforts in Ghana and asked other institutions to emulate it. He expressed hope that India will continue to assist Ghana in its drive to become an ICT superpower in the region.

Key note speakers from Global IT leaders, namely - Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun Microsystems shared the platform provided by NIIT and discussed about the latest technology offerings, current industry trends and the industry requirements for day one ready professionals. The conclave focused on the need to train and skill up students in order to meet industry standards and the role NIIT plays in making students Industry ready.

Mr. Kapil Gupta, Managing Director, NIIT Ghana welcomed the audience and promised them day-long learning and entertainment. He praised Ghana for its conducive environment for 10 eventful years of NIIT Ghana. He also informed that the new state-of -art NIIT Centre will be operational soon in Tamale.

H.E. Mrs. Ruchi Ghanshyam, Hon Indian High Commissioner praised the strong India-Ghana Partnership and how ICT has changed the Indian economy. She mentioned many projects in Ghana which were the result of India-Ghana partnership. 

Mr. Ajai Lal, Senior Vice President, International Education Business (IT), NIIT Ltd, said, “It has been our constant endeavor at NIIT, to introduce programs which prepare students to take on global assignments in IT. We have been involved in creating skilled ICT manpower in Ghana for the last 10 years and together with our Technology partners Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun, we remain committed to address the rising global talent shortage in this space.”

During the Technology Partner Conclave, NIIT offered 20% instant scholarship on major technology offerings and gave numerous rewards to the attendees in the raffle draw which was well received. NIIT has become a household name in quality IT education in Ghana since its inception, and has trained over 35,000 students in the country till date. NIIT Ghana 10th anniversary will be celebrated throughout the country with Scholarships and Seminars.

NIIT in Ghana

NIIT, the leading Global Talent Development Corporation, established its presence in Ghana by partnering with i2000 Ltd. on November 25, 1999. Since then NIIT has affirmed its support to prepare the youth in the country for lucrative IT careers. NIIT along with its partner has been working towards creating a skilled manpower pool for the global IT industry.

To this end, NIIT has recently signed agreements Global IT giants like Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun Microsystems to design and develop courses with latest technology for its students in Ghana.

With six centres in Ghana and another planned in Tamale in the next 2 months, NIIT is acknowledged as the undisputed leader in the country’s IT training and education segment, offering the latest IT programs mapped to the industry requirement and international vendor certifications. Over last 10 years NIIT has trained more than 35,000 students in the country.

In Ghana, NIIT Centres are accredited by National Accreditation Board and has been the recipient of Ashanti Excellence (Gold) Award for the last 5 years, an achievement unmatched by any other IT school in Ghana. The company has also been recognized as a worthy investor among Ghana’s top 100 companies by Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) twice in a row.    

NIIT has in place, various scholarship schemes in Ghana to make IT Education affordable. Schemes such as NIIT Ghana Annual Scholarship, USD50,000 Scholarship at Ghana@50, Dada Vaswani Annual Educational Scholarships etc have benefited many meritorious students.


About NIIT

NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions to over 5 million students across 40 countries.

Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 17 years, since the inception of this category. Rated among India’s Business Superbrands 2008.

NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT like Master Mind Series (MMS).

NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 12,000 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT eGURU range for schools is a holistic education package that comprises of Interactive Classrooms (an embedded Teaching Learning Material, that uses elements of interactivity, automation and web links library); Math lab (technology tools that enable school students to learn and explore mathematical concepts); IT Wizard (equips the students with core computer knowledge and IT skills); and Quick School (an Education Resource Planning solution for school management).

For working professionals, NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Management Education Programs in association with Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Ahmadabad, Indore, Kolkata, Lucknow, IMT Ghaziabad, IIFT Delhi and IMI Delhi.

NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporates in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance.

 NIIT Uniqua, Centre for Process Excellence, addresses the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business and technology services industry by providing training programs in relevant areas. This is a part of NIIT Institute of Process Excellence, a NIIT-Genpact venture.

NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions, offers integrated learning solutions (including strategic consulting, learning design, content development, delivery, technology, assessment and learning management) to Fortune 500 companies, Universities, Technology companies, Training corporations and Publishing houses.

NIIT delivers a tailored combination of catalog learning products, technology and services through Element K offerings. These include: vLab®: hands-on labs, instructor-led courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries, technical journals, and KnowledgeHub™: hosted learning management platform. This makes NIIT the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.

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