The IPMP Business Development Units (Consultancy Services) deliver timely and professional capacity building services to a wide variety of organizations in the development sector. These include donor organizations, Government agencies, International and local and private sector firms. We have conducted successful Consultancies and Training Services for many organizations including:
- Ministry of Planning, Republic of Ghana
- Ministry of Inner City & Zongo Development, Republic of Ghana
- Ministry of Monitory & Evaluation, Republic of Ghana
- Group Five Mining Company
- Multsoft Solution
- Development Partners
- Medica Liberia
- Ghana Ministry of Health
- Federation of Women Lawyers-FIDA
- Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited, BOST
- Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, GAEC
- Herbalife Nutrition
- Bunge Limited
- Ghana Airport Company Limited
- Ministry of Education
- Pan African College of Education
- African Development Bank
The Institute of Project Management Professionals is approved and accredited by West African Examinations Council (WAEC). The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), a non-profit-making organization, with its headquarters in Accra, Ghana, was established in 1952 after the Governments of Ghana (then Gold Coast), Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia enacted the West African Examinations Council Ordinances in 1951.
Liberia became the fifth member of the Council in 1974. The enactment of the Ordinances was based on the Jeffrey Report, which strongly supported the proposal for the setting up of a regional examining board to harmonize and standardize pre-university assessment procedures in the then British West Africa. The main objectives of the Council are:
- To conduct examinations in the public interest
- To award certificates, provided that the certificates did not represent lower standards of attainment than equivalent certificates of examining authorities in the United Kingdom.
The Council celebrated its 30th anniversary in March 1982 in Monrovia, Liberia during which the Convention establishing the WAEC was signed. The Convention was subsequently ratified by member Governments and came into force in August 1984. The Council under the Convention was inaugurated in March 1985. The Convention now gives uniform legal backing to the operations of the Council in all the member countries, makes provision for significant changes in the structure of the Council and gives it legal personality as an international body. A Headquarters Agreement signed with the Government of Ghana in 1987 confers certain privileges and immunities on the Council’s Headquarters in Ghana.
The Institute of Project Management Professionals is approved and accredited by Technical Examination Unit of Ghana Education Services to offer Diploma in Business Studies programmes, and Diploma in Public Finance and Accountancy.
Until 1850, the development of Education in Ghana (then Gold Coast), was entirely in the hands of the Christian Missions. The system was devoid of any cohesive national policy. Government interest and participation in Ghana took centre stage between 1850 and 1925 with the passage of several Education Ordinances i.e. Governors Hill (1852), Row (1882), Griffith (1887) etc. etc. all aimed at correcting imbalances and injecting dynamism in the system.
Governor Row’s Education Ordinance among others, provided for the establishment of Industrial Schools followed by Agricultural ones. The needed impetus to those Industrial and Agricultural schools came with the introduction of the Governor Rodyer’s Education reforms of (1908 – 1919) which mandated Government to take direct interest in technical education.
Before 1900, the Government established agricultural stations in Aburi, Asuansi, Tarkwa and Kumasi to run courses for teachers and students and opened Accra Technical School in 1909 to provide courses in engineering, motor vehicle mechanics and building construction. By 1922 other government trade schools were opened in Yendi, Mampong, Kibi and Asuansi to provide training in masonry, carpentry, metal work and woodwork.
The Technical Examinations Unit, as already stated, is mandated to conduct technical examinations at the Craft, Advanced Craft, Technician and Diploma (DBS) levels in Ghana.
The Unit, therefore, conducts, and awards certificates for the following examinations:
- Final examination of technical institutions (both public and accredited private institutions).
- Final examinations for the non-tertiary programmes of Polytechnic institutions including the Advanced Craft programmes, technician programmes and the Diploma in Business Studies (DBS).
In addition, there are other special programmes which are examined by the Technical Examinations Unit for government and private agencies. These programmes include:
- Diploma in Public Finance and Accountancy, conducted at the request of Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning for Institute of Accountancy Training.
- Medical Equipment Technician II certificate examination conducted at the request of Valley View University.
- Special Intermediate/Craft courses for GRATIS.