A private college in Accra named Dominion University College has disclosed intentions to establish a Center of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to give young people business and IT skills and to address the nation’s youth and female unemployment rates.
To create a workforce that is prepared for the future, the center will offer hands-on training in entrepreneurship in partnership with famous US-based organizations.
The center, which will be located on Dominion University’s cutting-edge East Legon campus, will operate outside the conventional mass education system and instead provide students with the skills and information they need to begin working as soon as they graduate.
The university was seeking international finance for the center since it would not have the resources to operate it, according to Prof. Felix Nikoi Hammond, the university’s chairman, who spoke with the media during Dominion University’s sixth graduation ceremony.
“By giving the spaces, we are establishing the center of excellence for artificial intelligence on our property. And that there are some technologies that we can offer because they are already high-profile organizations, have strong marketing presences, and a variety of products, some of which are of a governmental character. So we may create money through those processes,” he said.
He continued, “Critically, the yet-to-be-established center would be training our youths, women, and girls and empowering them in IT and business opportunities. It would be positioned in the grounds of Dominion University College’s new ultramodern edifice at East Legon in Accra.”
In order to efficiently run the center, the university’s administration has been seeking money from its American partner groups. This money will support the center’s human resources, technological, and equipment needs.
Prof. Hammond also indicated that in order to fund the center, the institution would concentrate on research and the development of marketable educational products.
To further its goals, the center will cooperate with the neighborhood, especially those on the streets.