Simon Asare, GNA
Accra, Feb. 28, GNA –
Accra Technical University (ATU)in collaboration with the Hague University of
Applied Sciences (THUAS) have held a seminar to promote the usage of blockchain
Blockchain is a
technology of principled digital database of economic transactions with the
tendency to be programmed towards recording virtually everything of value, with
the aim to enhance database management.
The seminar themed:
”The Power of Disruptive Technology” brought together experts in blockchain
and multinational companies to leverage on the benefits of blockchain in terms
of transparency, traceability, security, cost minimisation and data immutability.
Bosman, the Chief Internationalisation Officer from THUAS, speaking at the
Blockchain Kick-off event held in ATU campus, said the aim of the seminar was
to sensitise the public, business, government and key stakeholders on the
immense benefits of applications of blockchain.
He said that
introducing this course would be a big step in placing Ghana as a lead country
in blockchain technology considering the dynamism of the business environment
and would make life easier in areas including; transportation, banking,
education, communication among others.
partnership is about the latest technology about blockchain. Blockchain really
will change the world. It is a way of financing and controlling money that is
coming in and out and a way of achieving integrity and also verifying, where
the money goes. It’s important that, the students would learn this technologies
to make Ghana a leading country in blockchain technology,” he said.
He added that, the
strategic partnership between the two institutions, would see lecturers from
THUAS travel to Ghana to engage more with students and general public to better
under the blockchain technology.
Ameko, Acting Pro-Vice Chancellor in his remarks about the seminar said, they
were introducing such technology courses to help prepare students for the job
markets thus moving away from teaching students old things.
The move, he
believed would make graduates from the school be competitive in the job markets
considering the changes in the technological world.
ATU would from next
academic year introduce programmes such as the emerging disruptive blockchain
3D, drone technology and emerging disruptive technologies.