In 2019, it’s good to be African! The continent is developing at a faster pace than ever before; we have all the natural resources the rest of the world desires, and Africans are making waves on the world stage.
Worldometers.com puts the average age of our people at just 19.4 years. All that means is that Africa is a young, vibrant continent with plenty of resources and people, and the potential to build a strong, healthy future for all.
The key to our future success is, of course, education. The world is changing thanks to the acceleration of technological development, and Africa – and Ghana – must change with it if we’re to survive and thrive in the context of the tech-driven fourth industrial revolution.
It stands to reason that to do so requires that Ghanaian students have access to world-class education facilities.
Some of Ghana’s most famous exports include leaders, doctors, actors, and business people who were educated overseas.
The most famous of these is undoubtedly Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations between 1997 and 2006, who studied at various universities around the world. Annan’s legacy includes reforming the UN bureaucracy, progressing in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa, and launching the UN Global Compact that encourages businesses across the globe to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies.
Our current president, Nana Akufo-Addo, was educated at Oxford University in the UK. Ghana also gave the world Hugh Anthony Quarshie, a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company who has appeared in iconic TV shows and movies over the past three decades, who was also educated at Oxford.
Clearly, an education from overseas institutions – particularly those in the United Kingdom – offers a serious leg up when it comes to making it big, both outside of the country and within its borders.
However, not everyone has the resources to travel outside the country to receive a world-class education. Travel, visas, and accommodation costs alone are exorbitant; add in paying for courses at overseas universities, and the costs become prohibitive for most people.
Thanks to the internet and the magic of video education, the limitations are decreasing. Institutions like the London College of International Business Studies (LCIBS) offer international students the opportunity to earn full-fledged degrees using cutting-edge distance learning technology, delivered over the internet.
This means students don’t have to leave their home countries or spend huge sums on the associated costs of an international education.
Students in Ghana have two options through LCIBS: Full-time or blended learning. With the full-time option, students can tune into lectures live-streamed from the LCIBS London campus in Accra. While the blended learning option allows students to watch live-streamed and/or recorded lectures at their leisure, using their own devices and internet connections from their homes or offices.
The advantage of attending live-streamed lectures at the LCIBS Accra campus is the ability to interact live with lecturers and share the space with other like-minded students. That stimulates learning by providing opportunities for meaningful interaction, much like a traditional classroom does.
Students can choose to study a wide range of qualifications through LCIBS, including a BSc (Hons) in Business, Business Marketing, or Public Relations. Most of LCIBS’s courses are full-time and take two years to complete, but some can be completed on a part-time basis, so inquire about them today.
Ultimately, LCIBS leverages every advantage and advance offered by the internet to students around the world to deliver a UK education anywhere there’s internet connectivity.
This affords absolutely everyone in Ghana the opportunity to work hard, learn, and become a global player in the global market, all without the high costs associated with tertiary education in another country.
For more information on what LCIBS has to offer, or to sign up for a course, head over to the official London College of International Business Studies website.