Dr Osei K. Darkwa, President of the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC), says information and communication technology (ICT) holds the key to unlock the doors of the new global economic regime.
He said any country that failed to harness the power of ICT effectively would be locked out and forced to remain a marginal player on the global economic stage.
He, therefore, entreated the youth to acquire the necessary skills needed to harness the benefits that the ICT regime offered.
Dr Osei Darkwa said this in a speech read on his behalf at the Second Matriculation of the GTUC, Takoradi Campus, on Saturday.
The university admitted 80 fresh students made up of 56 males and 24 females pursuing Diploma and Degree progammes in Engineering, Informatics and ICT Business.
Dr Darkwa said the university had designed relevant programmes that would bring students up to speed with global demands so that its graduates would make meaningful contributions to the country’s socio-economic development.
“Today we find ourselves in a more complex global economy where knowledge, learning communities, information and communication technologies are the engines for social and economic development, and I urge you to make a mark in this global world,” he said.
He entreated the matriculants to learn assiduously to achieve set goals to justify the investment made in them by their parents and guardians.