Elsevier Announces Collaboration with National Council for Tertiary Education

Access to scientific and educational content to strengthen Ghanaian’s educational system and promote long-term growth in science and innovation

Accra, Ghana, August 16, 2016

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announces its collaboration with the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE). This collaboration will provide nearly 45 thousand students and faculty at Ghana’s 38 Colleges of Education with access to 2,000 books through ScienceDirect College Edition, Elsevier's full-text platform for research literature, tailored towards institutes of higher education.

This three-year license agreement, signed yesterday by Elsevier Chairman, Youngsuk “Y.S.” Chi and NCTE Executive Secretary, Prof. Mohammed Salifu, will support the efforts of Ghana’s academic community to enhance education and further stimulate research and innovation. The signing ceremony brought together government representatives, university leaders, policy experts, scientists and researchers.

“The Colleges of Education now have access to ScienceDirect, a very important resource which empowers faculty and students with access to high-quality, up-to-date information,” said Prof. Salifu. “This access is crucial, but it is equally important to build capacity and train faculty and students so that they can effectively use the content they now have access to. We look forward to this collaboration with Elsevier and working together to build capacity within the Colleges of Education.”

Y.S. Chi said, “Elsevier is deeply committed to supporting Ghana’s capabilities in education, research, and innovation. Going forward, we are excited to further increase our engagement with the educational and scientific communities in Ghana to support the country as it continues along this strong trajectory.”

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About the National Council for Tertiary Education
The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) is a supervisory body under the Ministry of Education in Ghana, which oversees the administration of higher education institutions in the country. The NCTE advises the Minister of Education on developments in the higher education sector throughout Ghana, monitors the implementation of national standards for universities and polytechnic institutions, and advises educational institutions on resource management.

About ScienceDirect
ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s leading information solution that empowers over 15 million researchers, teachers, students, healthcare professionals and information professionals around the world to be more impactful in their work. ScienceDirect combines authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications with smart, intuitive functionality so users can stay more informed, and can work more effectively and efficiently.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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