The Indian High Commission has marked this year’s 2018 ITEC Day which brings together beneficiaries of the Indian government’s ITEC program to share their experiences in Accra.
The ITEC program is a fully funded scholarship instituted 54 years ago by the Indian government to provide technical assistance, technology transfer and capacity building for developing countries.
Some 160 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America benefit from the programme.
In his welcome address, Second Secretary, Mr. Jaswant Singh noted that through the programme, India shares its experience and expertise in various fields with her partners.
“Training or capacity building is one of the major activities under the ITEC programme, whereby we offer unique training courses, both civilian and in the defense sectors in India,” said Singh.
There are 280 short, medium and long term courses being offered through the program in 47 institutions.
According to Singh, whether it is the short term or long term courses, India is fully supportive of the needs of Ghana and her economy.
“I am sure that you have all benefited from the knowledge and experience you gained in India, and consider the ITEC programme as a useful addition to your professional development, adding to the value that you undoubtedly bring to your organization and to the government of Ghana,” he added.
Some of the alumni who spoke to Goldstreet Business expressed their gratitude to the Indian government and requested that the duration of the programme be extended to enable them learn more from their Indian counterparts.
By Nana Oye Ankrah