The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TechGulf Ghana Limited, Franklin Asare has announced the inclusion of the University in the TechGulf-Universities partnerships.
He said this while delivering a speech as a Guest Speaker at the Vice Chancellor’s Business Innovation Awards 2020 on Thursday, November 26, 2020.
He revealed that “the partnership will see the University benefit from the TechGulf Digital Vault initiative allowing the University to acquire a long-term data storage solution for its operations.”
“The University will also benefit from this partnership by securing a spot for an internship for a year with TechGulf for its most outstanding technology student entrepreneur,” he added.
The CEO reiterated his commitment to advancing digital entrepreneurship hinges on five pillars, namely, education and training policy, access to funding, tax and regulation, supportive culture, and coordinated support.
He further called on the Government and the business community to foster a keen interest in creating Technology parks to enhance connectivity to assist in Research and Development for digital innovation.
TechGulf Ghana Limited
TechGulf LLC is a technology company based in San Francisco in the United States and Accra, Ghana with a mandate to provide stable and secure data storage hardware and services across Africa.
TechGulf in its mission is facilitating the successes of major US-based technology companies to do business in Ghana and help improve the capacity and facility deficit.
On his part, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of UDS, Professor Felix Abagale expressed his profound gratitude to the CEO of TechGulf for his passionate appeal for support to the University for Digital Innovation and opportunity and also to collaborate with the University to facilitate development strategies, technological support, the intent to help develop the capacity of students.
In addition, he mentioned that a collaborative effort between the staff and students will be established to embark on the necessary Research, Development, and Innovative strategies, that will explore ways to leverage and improve upon the use of the technology acquired by the University.
University for Development Studies
The University for Development studies; Tamale, was established under the mandate of the Government of Ghana in 1992, to accelerate economic growth and development through higher education.
At the time, the primary goal was to serve the then three Northern Regions of Ghana but has ever since grown to establish itself as a reputable national institution for higher education.