There are around 600 current ICM students in Ghana, working towards a range of qualifications – from Certificates to Post Graduate Diplomas – in over 40 teaching centres located across the country, including in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale.
Like their peers across the world, ICM Ghana’s graduates are utilising their qualifications for direct career progression and to meet entry qualifications for university top-up programmes.
Former Deputy Minister of State for Youth and Sport, Joseph Yamin, is just one of ICM’s notable alumni in Ghana; alongside Managing Editor of Business Day Newspaper, Felix Dela Klutse, who has just returned from interviewing Barak Obama, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Wenchi, Hon. Hakibu Dauda, and Her Excellency Nana Saa Gyamfua II, Member of State for the Republic of Ghana and advisor to the President.
“Graduates of ICM in both private and public sectors of the economy have been promoted because of their qualification to various levels of management,” said Getrude Nyarko, ICM’s Country Coordinator for Ghana (pictured below with ICM students at Shareworld Development Institute’s graduation ceremony).
We spoke to Gertrude, also a former ICM student, to hear more on what she had to say about the role of higher education and ICM in Ghana:
“The role of ICM in Ghana is to provide a wide range of professional development programmes. We seek to have a unique focus, catering for Ghana’s tertiary education and the desires of Ghanaians for self-development, improving skills, knowledge, critical thinking and other pre-requisites for the work place.
“ICM is playing a critical role across various communities. We give high school leavers who cannot get direct entry into university the opportunity to enrol and embark on higher education. In the security services we build confidence among personnel and help them to get promoted.
“ICM prepares students by offering them disciplined insight and the expertise that is required beyond vocational or technical education, so they can compete globally. We also enrich self-employment and entrepreneurship, both of which help the community by creating jobs.
“The worth of any nation is determined by its human capacity and there is a new future now for the working class of Ghana to enrich their CVs and personal development through ICM qualifications. Higher education certainly has a bright future in Ghana.
“I highly recommend ICM courses to both prospective and current students who are looking for professionally directed and globally accepted programmes, employees who are yearning to enhance their competence-base for their existing employment, and employers who seek to recruit globally competitive and trained professionals; they should place ICM and its graduates among the top of their priorities.”