Why Choose Telecommunication Engineering?
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Telecommunication is already a huge industry in Ghana; from Mobile Communication Service providers such as MTN, AirTel, Vodafone, Tigo, Espresso and Glo to third party service providers such Huawei, Eaton, ATC and Helios; clients such as banks and other businesses as well as homes. Telecommunication technologies have permeated every sphere of our lives. The Telecommunication industry has recognized the strategic importance of the Telecommunication Engineering Program in KNUST and a number of industry players are signing MoUs with the program to fully exploit this partnership in a more systematic way. A recent such partnership is a Three Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHS 300,000) Telecommunication Innovation Fund which has been set up by MTN.
Another partnership which holds great prospects for the Telecommunication Engineering Program is a Two Hundred and Seventy Thousand United States Dollars ($270,000.00) Science and Technology Innovation Centre Support Project (which includes two other Departments of KNUST) with a South Korean University, Hanbat National University that has attracted keen interest from the governments of the two nations (Ghana and South Korea). The aim of this project is the improvement of educational infrastructure for training highly-skilled IT work force in Ghana. Other existing partnership involves Tigo and the National Communication Authority (NCA).