Project Management Institute of Ghana(PMI-Gh) and Pentecost University College Graduate School (PUCGS) signed an MOU in joint support of the University’s MBA Project Management Programme.
To enhance the success rates of projects in Ghana and West Africa, Pentecost University Graduate School (PUCGS) has started MBA Project Management to train project managers who will lead the country’s future projects and managing projects the right way.
Regardless of the industry or mission, project management is the value driver that helps the organization get the most out of its performance. The agreement, which would enable the combination of best practice from both public and private sectors, allows the two organizations to leverage their shared vision and expertise in project and programme management.
This would aid the university’s MBA Project Management students to acquire internationally accredited professional certifications in project management through training and educational initiatives. Professor Kwame Bosiako Omane-Antwi, Dean of PUCGS, signed for the university while Mr Augustine Harrington-Nunoo, President of PMI, Ghana Chapter, signed on behalf of PMI-Ghana.
Prof Omane-Antwi said with the MOU, the university became part of the PMI family and that would help the MBA Project Management graduates to advance their careers, improve their organizational success through globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools and academic research.
He described the PMI as the world’s leading not-for-profit professional association for projects, programmes and portfolio management, adding that such partnership would expose the students to more avenues and networking which were very essential in any endeavour.
Students would also be exposed to professional practices, hands-on experiences and interactions that would help broaden their horizon culminating in value for money as they graduate and work on the field of practice, he said.
He said the PUGS established in 2013 now had over 300 graduate students and more inroads were being made as the university looked for more partnerships to improve the learning opportunities for its students.
He said when Project Management students were exposed to such opportunities, and they in turn put such expertise into practice, there would be proper management of national projects leading to better planning and programming.
Mr Harrington-Nunoo said by the terms of the MOU, senior qualified PMI-certified professionals from the private industry would serve as distinguished guest lecturers in selected graduate school courses, seminars and conferences to provide the latest project management perspectives and training, among other things.
He said: “The PMI Ghana Chapter is pleased to partner PUCGS in achieving its strategic principles of advancing the application of project management knowledge, concepts and theory by society-at-large, through active support of educational practices and dissemination of project management related education information.”
PMI-Ghana was represented by President Mr.Augustine Harrington-Nunoo, Mr.Cyril Awere, VP-Outreach, Mr.Jasbir Dhillon, VP-Events and Mrs.Eva Esther Shalin, VP-Finance.
PUCGS was represented by the Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Rector of PUC, Prof.Kwame Boasiako Omane-Antwi, Mrs.Denise Anatsui– Academic Registrar, Mrs.Eva Esther Shalin – MBA Project Management Program Coordinator and Head of Department - Accounting and Finance, Samuel Agyapong- Administrator, Mr.Akomeah – Financial Manager, Ms.Dorcas- Front office executive and Mr.Emmanuel Kyei Boate – PRO.
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