AWBC—Academics Without Borders Canada — actively works to promote development in developing countries by assisting them in improving and expanding higher education. AWBC volunteers work on projects that foster the skills and expertise needed for health care, education, agriculture, infrastructure, business, and more. AWBC work in all disciplines and areas of instruction. AWBC are a bilingual Canadian NGO based in Montreal, with volunteers working around the world.AWBC is in partnership with the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Ghana to address the need for Computer Scientist and Information technologist in the Department of Computer Science and Information (DCSIT). In August 2010, Geňa Hahn of the Université de Montréal (Canada) and Dominique Sotteau, from INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique,France) came to University of Cape Coast for 2 weeks to conduct a feasibility study looking at institutional support for the program, potential areas of specialization and the research interests of faculty members in DCSIT. They recommended that a process for creating a graduate program proceed in 3 stages.
This project will help to establish a doctoral level education for the faculty members in Department for Computer Science and Information Technology, which has eight (8) full time faculty members with none of whom has a PhD. This program will also provide training to teaching assistances to the master’s degree level. In addition, the program will help build the research skills of faculty members to enable them publish research papers in reputable journals.
M.Phil/M.Sc. in Computer Science and Information Technology / Mathematics and other related courses.