Accra, September 3, 2021 – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Ghana (AIMS Ghana) today announces the launch of Africa’s first Data Analytics Hybrid Internship Hub to bolster graduate employability in Africa.
The COO of the Centre, Ms. Adelaide Asante in her welcome address assured partner industries that with this programme, they will be getting the crème de la crème of Africa’s postgraduate data analysts who are keen and passionate about applying the knowledge they have acquired at AIMS Ghana to assist in solving key problems.
“The COVID 19 pandemic has been challenging all of us to be creative and innovative about the way we operate and function. The hybrid nature of the programme means that interns can work remotely for companies or work on site if required.” She stated.
The hybrid internship hub in Ghana will offer scalable structured online blended project-based internships, providing graduating students with mentoring, real-time team-based data analytics projects, and workplace skills experiences. This will include remote and office-based working. Inspired by the transition to hybrid workplaces as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the HiH pilot is an alternative to traditional workplace internships given the change to remote and hybrid working.
About AIMS Ghana
AIMS Ghana is the third node in the AIMS network. Established in 2012 as part of the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative; the Centre was formed, based on a partnership between the Government of Ghana and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (Global). AIMS Ghana was also upgraded to a UNESCO Centre of Excellence Category II status in 2018. The partnership focuses on creating an ecosystem of transformation – one that directly enables the transformation of Ghana and Africa by building human capital and skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for sustainable growth. AIMS Ghana is structured on a solid foundation of excellence, working with Government and the private sector.
Over 60% of graduates from AIMS have continued their studies in prestigious universities worldwide in mathematics-related fields. In the 2019/20 academic year, AIMS Ghana hosted the AIMS-ESMT Industry Immersion Program which saw 15 students coming together to study for the certification of a Mini MBA, issued by the European School of Management and Technology, Berlin. Following the success of the 2019/20 cohorts, AIMS Ghana recruited 13 students for the 2020/21academic year. The students have successfully graduated from the programme and are now AIMS-ESMT Fellows who will be beneficiaries of the Hybrid Internship Hub Program.