CyberGhana, a non-profit orgnisation in Ghana, has launched a state-of-the-art cybersecurity centre at Takoradi Technical University. Takoradi Technical University (TTU) is the 6th Technical University to partner Non-profit Organization, CyberGhana, for the installment of modern cybersecurity and forensic center in Ghana.
The facility which seeks to build a cybersecurity and cyber engineering workforce across the country was officially open on May 7, 2021.
The first five institutions that benefited from the project are Cape Coast Technical University, Sunyani Technical University, Koforidua Technical University, Bolgatanga Technical University, and Ghana Baptist University College. The facilities will serve as resource centres for security consulting services, research and development, and cyber workforce development.
Reverend Professor John Frank Eshun, Vice-Chancellor of TTU, said the centre reinforces TTU’s determination to become a center of excellence and a technical institution that help in addressing problems of this current dispensation.
“It is envisaged that the centre will train many people who will help unravel the myth behind cyber-crime, digital forensics and other cyber-related issues which confront our nation today.
“The centre will offer prospective students’ certificates and Diplomas in cyber programmes… This state-of-the-art centre will serve as an employment avenue for our teaming graduates looking to start their enterprises”, he asserted.
On the part of Mr David Davor, Assistant Manager of CyberGhana, the move to expand project to the various regions in Ghana is an opportunity for businesses and youths to benefit from the global growth in cybersecurity jobs.
National Initiative for Cyber Engineering, Science and Technology Educational Programme (NICESTEP CyberLabs) cybersecurity project, according to the Executive Director of CyberGhana, Sam Aduafo Owusu is intended to provide consultancy services on cybersecurity and forensics as well as hands-on training for interested persons to pioneer artificial knowledge studies in the country.