Accra, Aug. 2, GNA – Data Link Institute (DLI) is a private not-for-profit institute committed to the delivery of a holistic higher education that focuses on physical, social, spiritual and mental development of students and for good service to their communities.
Established in 2006, Data Link Institute is accredited to operate as a higher education institute by Ghana’s National Accreditation Board (NAB), and has officially been inaugurated.
This right offered the Institute the opportunity to offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes besides its pre-degree schools in Ho and Kpando.
Located in the heart of Tema, Data Link Institute has enjoyed intense competition and has succeeded in training a number of professionals who are employed in various positions in major companies operating in Ghana and across the sub-region.
These include Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), Tema Development Corporation (TDC), Nestle Ghana Limited, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Cocoa Processing Company (CPC) and a host of sister companies within the industrial hub of Tema.
The Institute’s location presents students with convenience in terms of access and security.
Affiliations and Collaborations
DLI is affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the second largest public University in Ghana.
To enhance the delivery of quality tertiary education, DLI seeks to establish partnerships and collaborations with institutions both local and international to foster academic and research cooperation, capacity building and exchange of experiences, information and best practices.
These institutions include Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST), China, Swiss UMEF University (SU), Switzerland, University of Education-Winneba and University of Development Studies, Tamale.
Programmes to be offered under these partnerships are scheduled to begin soon.
Undergraduate Programmes include
In collaboration with University of Education-Winneba, the Institute runs: BSc Business Education; BSc Computer Science Education; BSc Information Communication Technology Education and BSc Business Education (Management Studies).
The DLI’s postgraduate programmes includes: MBA Accounting & Finance (KNUST); MSc Computer Science (KNUST & China); MSc Actuarial Science & Statistics (KNUST & UDS); MIS (UDS); MPhil Strategic Management and Leadership (UDS) and MSc International Development (UDS)
In collaboration with Swiss UMEF University, Geneva, Switzerland, the MBA with options programmes by the institute are: International Finance and Economics; International Banking Operations; Marketing; Leadership; Public Administration and Human Resource Management
Master of Arts in International Relations & Diplomacy
In collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, UK, Data Link Institute runs Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in Logistics and Transport and also serves as an accredited centre for ICM and ACCA professional programmes.
Currently, Data Link Institute offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science, Information Systems and Business Administration with specializations in Accounting, Banking and Finance, Marketing, and Human Resource Management.
Teaching and Learning
Skilled and motivated faculty are integral to providing a positive teaching and learning experience.
Data Link Institute has a strong focus and committed to excellence in learning experiences and outcomes for their students.
Currently, DLI student population stands at almost two thousand and the Institute aims at offering holistic education.
Data Link has also established a structured module for students’ placement for internships during the long vacations.
At Data Link we offer Convenient Study Sessions (Day, Evening & Weekend), comparatively cheaper fees with flexible payment terms and enhanced teaching-learning experience.
The Institute has been able to distribute and install over 8,000 computers in one 128 second cycle schools in Ghana since its inception in 2006.
The gesture was in response to calls for public support in rolling out a nation-wide drive for computer literacy.
In addition, Data Link Institute has instituted a scholarship scheme that has trained about two million second cycle students in basic computing skills across the ten regions of Ghana.
For the September 2016 admission window, the Institute is offering scholarships to deserving students based on performance at their sittings for the SSSCE and WASSCE.
The package goes to potential students who are interested in pursuing undergraduate studies.
As an educational institution with the aim of helping to develop the human resource capacity of Ghana’s young, Data Link is on the move to expand its courseware and develop innovative programmes that are relevant to the changing needs of society with particular attention to IT and industry to support national development.
The Institute envisions transforming its infrastructure within the next two years and this requires a lot of investment, school officials say, and called for support from individuals and corporate Ghana to be able to deliver on its pending projects and programmes.