About AIT

The Accra Institute of Technology (AIT) is a technology-driven private university, accredited by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC).

The university is modeled on internationally renowned institutes of technology like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the California institute of Technology (CALTECH) – both universities are consistently ranked in the top ten of the global rankings of universities worldwide.

AIT is ranked the top private university in Ghana by the Ghana Tertiary Awards. The university also received the Best Technology University in Ghana Award for a number of years. AIT is equally a leading research university in Ghana with over 250 enrolled on its PhD programs.

AIT operates both campus-based and online (open university) systems at both the undergraduate and the
postgraduate (graduate) levels. and it is credited with pioneering open university education in Ghana and
in the West Africa sub-region.


AIT Board of Trustees

The membership of the Board of Trustees of the University is made up of a number of former Vice-Chancellors of top universities and other eminent and internationally distinguished personalities

    • Dr. K. Y. Amoako, Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Vice Chairman
    • Professor Samuel K. Adjepong. Former Vice Chancellor, University of Cape Coast, Member
    • Dr. Grace Bediako, Former Government Statistician, Ghana Statistical Service, Member
    • Professor Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, Former Vice Chancellor, University of Education, Winneba, Member
    • Professor William Otoo Ellis, Former Vice Chancellor, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Member
    • Rev Ama Afo Blay, Former Director General, Ghana Education Service (GES), Member
    • Professor Clement Dzidonu, President of AIT, Member
    • Professor Emeritus Anuwar Al, Former President and Vice-Chancellor, Open University, Malaysia; Former Vice Chancellor, National University of Malaysia, Member, National Higher Education Council, Malaysia, Member
    • KS Yamoah, Managing Director, The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) Member

Mission Statement

Our Cradle of Excellence Mission

Our mission is to become a cradle of excellence in education, training and research through providing leadership in the educational and the technological world by carefully selecting students of character, integrity, determination and motivation, and choosing individuals of outstanding character, commitment, ability and vision to serve as trustees, officers and faculty. We by this mission are committed to pursuing those areas of teaching, training, research and scholarship that would most help to develop the individual, and promote knowledge, excellence, and industry in the service to humanity.

In line with our mission, AIT values integrity, collaboration, efficiency, innovation, and inclusiveness in all that it does and seeks to promote and support excellence in education for its students, faculty, departments, and the university as a whole. AIT, in the pursuance of its cradle of excellence mission, prides itself on its motto: service to humanity, leadership and success in scholarship.

Vision Statement

AIT will be a first-class student-focused institution of higher learning, professional training and research striving for excellence in teaching, scholarship, research and service. It will provide its students, faculty and staff a challenging and rewarding academic experience and supportive working and learning environment that brings out of them their individual best.

AIT will seek to attract and develop outstanding students and will be recognized as a leader in preparing top-class articulate, innovative, confident, self-assured and professionally skilled graduates that can without doubt successfully compete on the international job market and make their mark in their chosen career.

AIT will be a cutting-edge R&D and research-intensive institution and will attract, recruit and retain the best faculty, research staff and students whose research work can enhance teaching and learning at the university and contribute fundamentally to the advancement of society at large.

AIT will be responsive to technological advances, changing trends in society and the economy in pursuance of its cradle of excellence mission and will in all its endeavours live up to its motto: service to humanity, leadership and success in scholarship.

Our Goals

AIT is committed to educating and training of tomorrow’s global leaders in all disciplines and fields through innovation in its teaching and research.

Our highest obligation as a university is to prepare our students who will live most of their lives in the 21st Century, a century that will no doubt provide our graduates with significant new challenges and opportunities.The expectations are that during their working years, the majority of our graduates will change not just jobs, but professions several times, requiring adaptability to changing circumstances.

They will in all certainty need extraordinary skills to understand the exponential increase of information over their lifetime. They will need the ability to function effectively in a global context and will also need to confront the opportunities and the risks associated with expanding technological advancement and capacity. As part of its commitment to making a difference in pursuance of its vision, AIT commits itself to:

1. Offering academically rigorous programs that meet the requirements of industry and commerce for well-trained and professionally skilled personnel.

2. Promoting academic excellence through sound decision making and bold actions that are forward-looking, imaginative, and responsive to advances in technology, the sciences, society and the economy at large.

3. Aspiring to become a first-class student-centered academic institution, where support for the student’s personal and academic development is embedded into the ethos of the university

4. Attracting excellent and hardworking students and providing them with academically challenging, modern and conducive learning environment, supported by able and enthusiastic faculty and staff that will encourage and empower the students to work towards their fullest intellectual capabilities.

5. Promoting and enhancing the self-development of its students so that they will become informed and effective in all of their subsequent educational and career pursuits.

6. Offering its students a sound foundation for personal and academic development and civic success to ensure that they develop their intellectual skills to the highest possible level and are well prepared to excel in their chosen profession

At AIT, our students are taught to succeed by mastering the act of being:

* God-fearing, honest and trustworthy
* disciplined and determined
* responsible and reliable
* calm, thoughtful, patient and confident
* gentle, loyal and proud
* humble and reverent
* tough, self-reliant, persistent and hard-working
* organized, neat and poised
* inquisitive and teachable
* healthy and smart
* vibrant and enthusiastic
* kind, friendly, helpful and generous
* brave, daring and risk-taking
* moral and ethical in all their dealings with friends and foes

AIT Accreditations

The Accra Institute of Technology (AIT) is an independent technology-focused university accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) of GhanaClick here for Accreditation Certificate.

AIT is affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)Click here to access Affiliation Certificate.

Click here to access KNUST website. Click here for the Affiliation certificate.

AIT partner with the Open University of Malaysia (OUM)Click here.

University Advisory Council

The University Advisory Council (UAC) whose membership is made up of distinguish personalities from business, public sector, labour, academia and the professions is an integral part of the University’s leadership and governance structure.
Its principal role is to assist the Board of Trustees, the President and other Principal Officers and key constituent bodies of the University in an advisory capacity on matters relating to: the university’s strategic, operational and financial direction; its academic, professional and research programs and on faculty and students issues.

Members of the University Advisory Council:

Professor E.H.K. Akaho
Director General, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC)

Professor Walter Alhassan
Former Director General, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) & Chairman, Meridian University College Council

Mr. Kwasi Adu-Amankwah
General Secretary, Trade Union Congress (TUC)

Alhaji Hamidu Ibrahim Baryeh
Former Executive Secretary, Lands Commission

Ms. Mary B. Buako
Former Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Institute of Bankers, Ghana

Dr. Osei K. Darkwa
President Ghana Telecom University College

Mrs. Josephine Okutu
National President, Charterd Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG)

Mr. Saied Fakhry
Chairman, Interplast Limited

Ing. Dr. Essel Ben Hagan
Former President, Ghana Institution of Engineers (GHiE)

Mrs. Leticia Osafo Addo
Vice President, Association of Ghana Industries (AGI)

Dr. Osei Boeh Ocansey
Executive Director, Private Enterprise Foundation (PEF)

Mr. Frank Ocran
Former Executive Chairman, State Enterprises Commission (SEC)

Professor T. B. Wereko
Former Director General, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)

Mrs. Florence Seriki
Managing Director/CEO, The OMATEK Group of Companies

Professor Paa-Bekoe Welbeck
Former Vice President, Advancement and Innovations, AIT and Former Vice President for Technology, Virginia Union University, USA

Dr. Aida Opoku-Mensah
Director, ICT and Science & Technology Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Dr. Benjamin Aggrey-Ntim
Former Minister of Communications, Ghana

Message From The President

Dear Friends:

It is of great joy and pride to welcome you to our website. We at AIT are really looking forward to the future of exciting opportunities for developing and delivering innovative, high-quality, affordable university education and professional training using the emerging technologies.

Our website takes you through what AIT is all about; our motivation and aspirations; what we do as a modern technology-focused university and how we are working hard to leave our footprints on the landscape of university education and professional training in the world.

Profile of Professor Clement Dzidonu
Professor Clement Dzidonu
Professor Clement Dzidonu, the President of AIT is a world renowned Professor of Computer Science, educator and author. He received a Meritorious Award for Distinguished Services to the Field of Computer Science in 1998.

In 1999 he was awarded the Outstanding People of the 20th Century Medal by the International Biographical Center, Cambridge, U.K for his contribution to university education in general and to the field of computer science in particular.

Professor Dzidonu is listed in the Whos Who in the World as a distinguished educator and also acknowledged in the Whos Who in Science and Engineering in the USA. In recognition of his immense contribution to the field of Technology, he was awarded the World Technology Award in 2003; the first African to win this prestigious international award. The other winners of this award were: Tony Blair, the Former British Prime Minister, Al Gore, the former Vice President of the USA and a Nobel Laureate (2007) and Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda (2009).

Professor Dzidonu brings to his job as AIT President vast experience in the area of providing modern university education in the technological era. His vision as the Founding President of AIT is to do all he can to work towards the achievement of the cradle of excellence mission of the University. He heads an excellent team of equally distinguished and experienced academics and university administrators committed to this mission.

AIT Organisational Chart

AIT academic leadership team

The top academic leadership team of AIT is made up of eminent professors of Engineering, Science and business.