We came out of the laboratories of the Technical University of Kumasi (formerly, Kumasi Polytechnic) but we are a brain-child of BS Africa Limited. We were hatched in January 2013 but began active training in June 2014. We enjoyed collaboration with the Expert Institute of Advance Technology from Indian where we obtained our course content, curriculum, training approach and methodology, ISO marked certification, and do on.
We received our inspiration from the many reports from various donor agencies in Ghana who have warned Ghana (and many other African countries) of the dangerous consequences of youth unemployment. Many of whom have tried the perilous journey through the Saharan deserts to Europe to seek greener pastures. Some have travelled the tortuous journeys of dangerous Libya on foot through the dry and arid deserts mostly to their painful and dreadful end.
The educational landscape of most African countries is ‘academic’ oriented (of about 95%) with little or no attention devoted for practical training. Our training is therefore not skills or hands-on oriented. For example, we have tertiary institution in Ghana where students offer courses such as Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.
The Computer Engineering course is the equivalent of Computer Hardware where the course content includes electrical and electronics, assembling and disassembling of computers and accessories, identification of the computer parts and so on. It is practically normal (and it is the norm) that a student will complete the four (4) years course in Computer Engineering without opening a computer for once.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is a similar story. It is entirely the norm that the student will go through a full four(4) years course in Computer Science and learn basic coding in a subject as C+ or C++ will do all his or her coding on a piece of paper. For those schools who can boast of computers, the course curricula themselves does not allow for any practical works or any hands-on experience at all.
So after school, the graduate may have a First Class Honours degree from the topmost university or Polytechnic in Africa but without any skill at to start something on their own. They join the group of graduate unemployed and sadly, since they are without any skill or hands-on training, they cannot do anything on their own.
Historically, our educational system has tendered to train people who are not meant for most Africa economies. For instance whilst most African economies are predominantly informal and skills oriented, all our training institutions are ‘theory’ oriented. Our institutions provide training in areas that do not represents the economies of Africa. What the labour market really needs is not what the training institutions are providing. There is therefore a mismatch in what the private sector wants and what the training institutions provide.
For the last decade and so, most African parents has tended to look at University education as the ‘end’ of all educations. So an average parent has tuned his/her mind that when the ward graduates from a University (or any tertiary institution), he/she must get a job quickly to take care of himself/herself. University education however is universal education and not meant to provide skills or career training. Not until the last five (5) years, most tertiary training curricula excluded entrepreneurship training in every form. Most tertiary institutions have introduced some form of entrepreneurship training in its curricula but true to their nature, they are all ‘theoretically’ oriented. Our ultimate goal therefore is to spearhead an educational structure that matches the needs of the labour market.
After completion you get a complete toolkit.
Based on the programme or the course studied, K.P.I.T also gives a Tri-cycle with a complete set of toolbox
K.P.I.T ensures that support is given to the graduates in order to help them setup a start up business on their own to enable them compete with in the existing market
K.P.I.T gives out a free UBA Afri/Visa Card that can be used to make payments both online and P.O.S