Goodwin Nears Completion of Ghanaian Learning Facility
Goodwin College is putting the finishing touches on its Ghanaian Learning Center, set for completion by the beginning of July.
Goodwin College Ghana – a new initiative that will see Goodwin open a learning center in the western African capital of Accra – will open in September to its first class of students. The facility will have modern amenities, including reliable Internet service, to connect the students to the College’s online classes.
Enrollment is underway for Business Administration, the first Goodwin College program offered through the Ghana initiative. Goodwin is seeking to provide education opportunities to residents in Ghana, home to one of Africa’s fastest growing economies.
Kwabena Tandoh, Executive Director of Goodwin College Ghana, said the facility will be 500 square meters, or about 5,400 square feet. Classrooms will be fully air conditioned and every desk will be equipped with computers with direct Internet connection.
Unlike many other classrooms in Ghana, Tandoh said, the rooms are limited to sizes of no more than 20 students and are equipped with video-conferencing technology. Enrolled students will have access to the College’s library services and online catalogs, journals, and data. Interpersonal services include tutoring, technology assistance, and mentoring.
Goodwin College Ghana is located in the Dzorwulu section of Accra, the largest city in the country. Though roughly 5,000 miles away from Goodwin’s River Campus in East Hartford, students at the Learning Center will have success coaches and resources on par with their American counterparts, and will study the same curriculum.