Details of Counseling Facility for Pastoral and Academic Student Support
College has constituted a separate department for dedicatedly handling counseling of students for non-academic support. The department, Student Support and Welfare Department, which came into existence this academic session (September 2013), looks into pastoral support to the undergraduate students.
All undergraduate students are allocated a Personal Tutor, who is from their Faculty. Personal Tutor is someone to whom student can go to ask advice about non-academic matters, such as personal and financial problems. Currently the Pastoral Support is being handled by these staff at both the Campuses:
Mr. Peter Kwame Dekpor - Head, Student Support and Welfare Department
Mr. Andrew Victor Blay – Assistant Registrar
At the start of the session, students should meet their Personal Tutor, who will explain them about their role and how they can be contacted in case of any requirement. Students are advised to know their Personal Tutor well and maintain a good communication with him / her. Personal Tutor will listen to students and try to help so long it’s within his / her limit. If not he/she shall refer student to the concerned authority.
Every registered student is assigned an academic counselor who should be the first to be consulted in case the student has problem of academic nature. It is responsibility of the student to seek advice when there is a problem though the counselor may invite the student whenever the need arises. Academic Counselors for the programs under execution are:
Mr. Charles Saah : Program Coordinator - Accra
Ms. Penielle Amankwah : Academic Coordinator - Kumasi
Chairman - Governing Council
Dr. Kapil Gupta is a dedicated Educationist who believes in leveraging technology in the area of higher learning to bring about social transformation. His rich experience spanning over 20 years in industry and education has been instrumental in growth of ICT and Management education in Ghana. After initial stints in automobile manufacturing, Mining and International Trade, he made a conscious move into Education Sector starting with ICT Education in Ghana by setting up ICT center of excellence in collaboration with NIIT in 2000. Till last count, NIIT had five world-class ICT centers across Ghana. As early as 2001, he was nominated by ghanaclassifieds.com for "Foreign Excellence in Ghana" for his excellent service in the field of ICT and dynamic leadership that also helped NIIT Ghana to become one of the most valuable company in Ghana Club 100. With high levels of Professionalism and corporate governance, NIIT Ghana bagged the coveted 8th position in the prestigious 2005 Ghana Club 100 ranking in addition to 2nd most Socially Responsible company and 3rd most Profitable company in Ghana. It was also the first and only IT education institution in the Top 100 companies in Ghana for three consecutive years.
In 2007, he started Knowledgeworkz which teamed up with Sikkim Manipal University to bring its path-breaking higher learning to the doorsteps of Ghanaians who would otherwise travel overseas for higher education. To keep pace with the changing demand for professional education in the country, he also formalized collaboration with University of Petroleum Science and Energy (UPES), India and Institute for Professional and Executive Development (IPED), UK to offer Oil & Gas trainings in Ghana.
As a distinguished scholar, he holds a PhD in Management. He is also a fellow Chartered Accountant from ACCA (UK), Fellow Cost and Management Accountant from ICWA-India, MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow-India. He was also among the university toppers in B.Com (Honours) degree from SRCC, Delhi University and among the top three students in All India Senior Secondary School Certificate examination in Commerce Stream.
Mr. Vivek Kishore Verma is a dynamic professional with 15 years of rich experience in Strategic Planning & Management, Education Management, Academic Content Development and Team Management. He served the College in teaching, research, consultancy and administration in various capacities.
He was also an Associate Lecturer for undergraduate students pursing BSc. Computing and its practice from The Open University, UK. He has been instrumental in rechristening of NIIT Ghana into BlueCrest College and transforming the college to offer various degrees and non-IT programs.
He holds these positions in college governance.
An expert in Information Technology, Human Resource and Personnel Management, he has a Six Sigma (Green Belt) from Benchmark Six Sigma, India. He is also a Certified Network Oriented Computing Professional from India. He obtained his first Post Graduation in 2009 in HR & Personnel Management. Subsequently he acquired his second Post Graduate qualification in Finance in 2011. He also holds a Bachelor of Information Technology and Higher National Diploma in Computing and Multimedia, conducted in collaboration with B-Tec, London in 2000 with 1st division.
He started his career as an Educational Consultant for an IT firm in India. Then onwards, until now, he has served in various capacities as Lecturer, Head of the Campus and Business Head of the College. On 1st April 2011, he assumed the office of the Rector of BlueCrest College, in which office he is continuing.
Under his mentorship, College has been recipient of the following awards:
|Name of the Award ||Year |
|Best Result Oriented ICT College in Ghana ||2010 - 2014 |
|Most Authentic Oil & Gas College in Ghana||2014 |
|Best ICT College in Ashanti Region ||2006 - 2013 |
Mr. Sujith Jayaprakash was educated at the Bharathiar University, India (Bachelors of Computer Application, M.Sc in Computer Science) and Periyar University, India (M.Phil in Data Mining). He is a certified Microsoft Trainer and Certified Dotnet Developer
He started his career in RVS College of Arts & Science as a Lecturer in Computer Science department. In 2010, He joined BlueCrest as a Lecturer of B.Sc (IT). He was promoted to Sr. Lecturer in 2011, and then Head of the Department in the ICT department in 2012.
He took up the post of Registrar in 2013 and takes care of the entire college administration, student registration, assessment and evaluation.
During his previous employment he served in various departments as a Placement Coordinator and Student support and welfare officer apart from active teaching. As Campus Head for NIIT Accra he was also involved in the Marketing and Student Registration activities along with his regular administrative responsibilities.
He is a University Rank Holder for his Masters degree and also adjudged as a Best Faculty for the year 2007 in RVS College of Arts & Science.
He has numerous publication in his name including:
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