GTUC Graduate School was established in November 2006 with a premier programme in Masters in Information Communication Technology and a total of nineteen (19) students. In September 2008, the Graduate School introduced new programmes in Telecommunications Engineering and Management.
Coventry University programmes started in September 2010 with twenty eight (28) students. Two and a half years into the delivery of quality postgraduate education, the Graduate School can now boast of over eight hundred (800) students in enrollment into fourteen (14) Coventry programmes, including international students from China, Nigeria, Gambia, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Guinea.
Our graduate programmes have been designed to equip graduates with essential knowledge of very current theories and related practical experience, giving our students a head start in the real world.
The mission of the Graduate School is to provide access to higher educational opportunities that enable students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals, improve the productivity of their organizations and provide leadership and service to their community.
In accomplishing this mission, the Graduate School values integrity, collaboration, efficiency, and inclusiveness in all it does. These values are central to the school’s role in encouraging a creative environment for research, teaching and learning.
Statement of Purpose
The GTUC Graduate School is committed to:
- Facilitating cognitive and effective student learning
- Developing competence in communication, critical thinking, collaboration and information utilization with a commitment to lifelong learning for enhancement of student opportunities for career success
- Developing instruction that bridges the gap between theory and practice through members who bring to the classroom advanced academic preparation and skills that come from the current practice of their profession.
The Graduate School seeks to facilitate the training and graduation of leaders who will be instrumental in making significant contributions to their fields of expertise in particular, and the world-community in general.
In line with this vision, the school is committed to:
- Delivering quality and diverse programme
- Promoting an environment that is technologically advanced and professionally staffed
- Providing quality service, stimulate creativity and engage in intellectual exploration
- Being a strong force in the University’s decision-making process
- We support a culture of diversity, openness, and collegiality among students and faculty
- We focus on our students and stakeholders
- We care about each other
- We collaborate and work together to accomplish our goals
GTUC is working to carve an outstanding reputation as a leader in teaching excellence, and a world-class centre of research and intellectual creativity. In line with this, and guided by our core values to collaborate and work together to accomplish our goals and to support a culture of diversity, GTUC has established national and international partnerships and collaborations which propels us to create superior learning experiences for our graduate students.
GTUC’s partners and collaborating institutions include Coventry University in the UK, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Ghana, AFRALTI, Kenya, The Open University, United Kingdom, DePaul University, USA, Aalborg University, Denmark, Antioch University, USA, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, Wildau Institute of Technology, Germany among others.
GTUC Graduate School has reaped the benefits of a major investment plan the University recently embarked on towards the expansion of learning infrastructure. Aside the on-going infrastructural development, the Graduate School has the following facilities supporting student learning:
- The Video Conference (VC) facility is a 100-seater smart facility that provides total solutions to our visual collaboration needs. The VC facility has enhanced collaborative learning with our international collaborating universities and partners. The Graduate School stays connected with prestigious guest speakers and industry experts via the facility, thus providing current, exciting education through technology to our students. It also supports multi-school project collaboration among collaborating institutions. The Video Conference facility meets the needs of industry and other stakeholders who look to us to deliver highly employable graduates.
- On-line teaching and learning resources are available to enhance student learning. Instructional materials, submission of assignment and project support are facilitated through the use of the Moodle Learning Management System.
- The Graduate School Resource Centre is equipped with highly recommended reading and reference materials. It is also stocked with large contents of books at the e-library. The center provides students with full access to fast internet through wireless technology.
- Graduate School research office offers dedicated advice on academic writing, dissertations, thesis and other assignments for doctoral and graduate programmes.
- Smart air-conditioned lecture halls, with public address systems so support student interaction in class.
- Campus-wide Wi-Fi provides students with internet access at their convenient locations
- As part of the role of the Quality Assurance (QA) Office, students are given dedicated advice on writing essays, assignments, sitting for an exam at the graduate school and how to construct an academic argument.