Story: Yaw Takyi
The Nduom School of Business and Technology (NSBT) in collaboration with the Ministry of Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) of La Cote D’Ivoire has held its 2nd graduation ceremony in Elmina in the Central Region of Ghana.
Nine-seven (97) students from Cote D’Ivoire underwent three months intensive training in English language and hospitality, management and tourism.
Speaking as a Special Guest of Honour, the Chairman of Groupe Nduom,Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom advised the students to go back not just with good memories, but to put to use the technical and practical knowledge that they had acquired from NSBT and Coconut Grove Beach Resort.
He asked them to maintain communication and contacts with Ghanaians they have met as these relationships can serve them well in the future. Dr Nduom
Who is also the Chairman of the Governing Board of NSBT was hopeful that many more would come from Côte d’Ivoire in future years to study at NSBT and strengthen the international education credentials of the university college.
In that regard, he offered 10 scholarships (to be shared among boy and girl students equally) to Ivorian students who will be recommended by the Ministry of Technical & Vocational Education.
Earlier the Rector of NSBT,Rev. Prof. Daniel A. Nyarko noted that its outfit’s collaboration with TVET of Cote D’Ivoire had been fruitful and hoped it would get a lot better.
To this end, he recommended for the expansion of the scope of activities under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
He particularly suggested that, the duration of the English language proficiency programme be increased to between three and six months.
He further suggested that more students should be approved for the programmes since NSBT has facilities to cater for more than five(500) students at a time.
“Consider the inclusion of students offering Fashion Design, Beauty, Culture, Woodwork or Furniture Design and Welding or Metal work among others. NSBT will be more than happy to play its part in fostering relevant technical and vocational education to the teeming youths of our two countries”, he said.