In collaboration with the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST), the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Computer Engineering, the Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) organized a two-day comprehensive training programme on “Business Intelligence/Analytics Workshop.”

The significance of the workshop was to enrich the knowledge of participants on the use of business analytics, data mining, and best practices to promote data-driven business decisions. The concept and preparation for the workshop started in 2019 when some alumni of the University, through the Alumni Relations Office (a unit under the OIA), introduced Business Intelligence to students at a Career Fair organized during the UG@70 Alumni Homecoming Weekend. The virtual workshop attracted over five hundred participants.

Prof. Robert Ebo Hinson

In welcoming the participants, Prof. Robert Ebo Hinson, Acting Director of OIA, emphasized the need for Business Intelligence in the 21st century. He added that companies are currently looking for employees with understanding of the requirements of the fourth industrial revolution and the acquisition of business analytical skills. Prof. Hinson noted that existing methods for analysing data were becoming outdated. Mr. Emmanuel Sagoe, an alumnus of the University and former President of the North America University of Ghana Alumni Association, facilitated the sessions, which equipped the participants with the skills for jobs in Business Intelligence.

Mr. Emmanuel Sagoe

On behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Hinson thanked Mr. Sagoe for his public spirit and service. He also appreciated the efforts of collaborators and participants for being part of a successful pilot programme. In delivering the closing remarks, Dr. Henry Ofosuhene Sintim, a Research Fellow, expressed a deep appreciation of the academic quality with which Mr. Sagoe facilitated the workshop as well as Mr. Sagoe’s selfless dedication to the promotion of his alma mater as a centre of excellence.

Dr. Henry Ofosuhene Sintim

The organising team included Mrs. Rodarling Neequaye, Assistant Registrar, IAST; Ms. Adwoa Abrokwa, Assistant Registrar, OIA; Mr. Dennis Dickson, Research Assistant; Mr. Nunana Lartey Lawson, Principal Accounting Assistant and Mr. Abraham Abayateye, ICT Assistant.