April 22, 2021

GEPA LAUNCHES ONE YEAR ONLINE DIPLOMA IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) in collaboration with the International Trade Centre and the Institute of Export and International Trade has launched the Diploma in International Trade Online Programme at the Export Trade House.

The initiative is part of the long-term goals of reengineering Ghana’s educational system to reflect the human resource needs that would address Ghana’s efforts towards an export-oriented industrialized economy.

Launching the one year online Diploma programme, Dr. Afua Asabea Asare, Chief Executive Officer of GEPA, encouraged Ghanaians and exporters in particular to take advantage and enrol; especially for participants desirous of getting ahead of the game in the business of export. She said such training programs will also equip local SMEs reorganize for competition within the African Continental Free Trade Area.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of GEPA and Course Coordinator Mr Albert Kassim Diwura said the programme was in four modules, adding that 21 students had already graduated from the first module. He said, in addition to the tutorials, there will be study tours to manufacturing firms and factories to enable them better appreciate the entire value chain.

Three top students from the first cohort were acknowledged for Distinction in their work and received certificates. They were Mr Adbul Razak Inusah, Mr. Lotsu Agbeko and Mr. Kwaku Owusu.

The one-year online programme is aimed at providing participants with opportunities to understand how to trade internationally, develop the capacity to manage, formulate strategic options and define business winning plans in an international trade environment.

Deadline for applications is May 15 2021

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