About Us

Why a Chameleon for our logo?

In addition to its adaptability to the environment, the Chameleon is the only creation that looks at the past, examines the present, and looks to the future before taking a calculated step. With an eyeball that turns 360 degrees the chameleon is still very meticulous in its movements.

Why our motto “Finding African Solutions to African Challenges”?

We are convinced that Africans can, and indeed should, resolve our own problems by responding to our own challenges. MITDS has positioned itself to contribute towards solving these challenges. Hence Pan Africanism is a critical part of our scholarship. We are determined to inculcate in every student that passes through MITDS a unique identity referred to as the “African Personality”.

Why Trans-disciplinarity?

In academia we have heard of mono-disciplinarity, multi-disciplinarity, and inter-disciplinarity. All these confine scholarship to prescribed areas of study called the discipline. We have opted to go beyond these notions to include Trans-disciplinarity – i.e. going beyond the boundaries of disciplines, and hence thinking and acting “outside the box” as well. We therefore push scholarship beyond the mundane into the domain of culture and spirituality.

Why “Culture as a Science” is our flagship?

It is a common notion that culture is about the liberal arts (language, clothing, drumming and dancing, festivals etc). In addition to this, MITDS sees culture more as a science. Our research into so-called Western Science has revealed that science has it’s roots in Greek, Celts and Germanic (Western) cultures. So, we dare say that Western Technology is based on Western Cultures. We hence wish to ground our sciences and technologies, so developed through our studies, within our African Cultures. This is our niche and our Flagship.

Why an Open University System?

We already have a couple of local Universities in Ghana partnering with External Universities on the Open University Concept. If you read the Prof. Anamoah-Mensah’s report on Tertiary Education in Ghana (2006), he challenged universities in Ghana to go from their traditional on-campus, satellite campuses, and /or distant learning to Open University Systems. MITDS is about the first fully Ghanaian Institution attempting to respond to the clarion call of this report that was accepted by the Government of Ghana. This implies that with an extensive use of ICT, open admission, open tuitions, open assessments, and open certifications are possible; with all the quality controls in-place.

With the Open University System, the involvement of local experts (indigenous experts) in higher education processes is even more feasible. Direct engagement with industry could start before the graduation of students. With a few centralized facilities in situ, the whole world then becomes one big classroom. You therefore could access university education in your village, at home, or at your workplace. With this we want to roll down the limitations of conventionality – the classrooms, and then become more virtual. We saw the need for the Virtual Learning System before the onset of COVID 19 which has vindicated our futuristic thinking for tertiary education in Ghana. Now most of the tertiary institutions, even the oldest, are joining this Virtual learning platform.