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Marshalls University College is accredited as a Certiport Authorized Testing Centre

GHANA - May 20, 2013

Marshalls University CollegeMarshalls University College today announced its collaboration with Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, to offer IT certification programs to its students and the general public in Ghana. This latest initiative aims to provide students and the general Ghanaian populace with digital literacy and IT skills through a combination of training and globally recognized certification programs that will prepare them for the workforce.

Marshalls University College (Marshalls) is an independent not-for-profit educational initiative of Meridian Pre-University (MPU), a diploma awarding institute established in August 2007, under the supervision of Ghana Education Service (GES). Marshalls has accreditation from the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to operate as a tertiary institution and is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

"We intend to incorporate IT skills development in the academic programs for our students in the Schools of Business, Modern Languages and Arts and Social Sciences" Mr. Tetteh Nettey, President of Marshalls stated. "Technology plays a role in virtually every business around the world. Possessing the fundamental knowledge of how technology works and understanding its impact on today's academic and workplace environment is increasingly important—particularly for students."

"Our collaboration with Certiport will allow these IT skills to be validated through globally-recognized certifications thereby giving our students a competitive edge in the employment market," he further indicated.

Mr. Jan Day, Certiport Vice President MEA Sales, stated his satisfaction with the Marshall’s setup and operations as a Certiport Authorized Testing Centre. "We look forward to providing all the necessary support to Marshalls to make the certification program delivery a true and mutually beneficial success," he said. "We are proud to be collaborating with Marshalls in this ground-breaking initiative to prepare students for the workforce."

The following training and certification programs are proposed for delivery at Marshalls University College:

Digital Literacy – Internet & Computing Core Certification (IC³®)
The certification validates foundational skills for using computer and the Internet, and is an internationally recognized standard for digital literacy which reflects the most relevant skills needed in today's academic and business environments.

Microsoft® Office productivity tools – Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
MOS is an industry recognized standards-based credential that enables individuals to tap the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office in order to validate their desktop skills and advance their careers.

Foundational Microsoft technologies – Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is the ideal and preferred path to Microsoft's world-renowned technology certification programs. It is positioned to become the premier credential for individuals seeking to explore and pursue a career using Microsoft technology, or to augment related pursuits such as business or other fields where technology is pervasive.

About Certiport

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 12,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Adobe® Certified Expert program, the HP Accredited Technical Associate, the CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, and the IC³ Digital Literacy certification. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in more than 148 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit or follow Certiport on Twitter at

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Press Contacts:
Mr. Tetteh Nettey

Allison Yrungaray