ACCRA, Ghana – Global Open Initiative Foundation (GOI Foundation) on Tuesday made a book donation to the MIST Library at Madina Institute of Science and Technology (MIST). The books include reference material in Data Mining, Machine Learning, and Algorithms.
Presenting the books on behalf of the GOI Foundation team, Mohammed Sadat Abdulai said that “in the ever-increasing need to make data-intensive decisions in all fields including business, engineering, and healthcare”, he hoped that the books “will help foster interests in academic research in the emerging discipline of Data Science and Big Data Analytics”.
The University Librarian, Mr. Mohammed Hardi Yakubu, who received the book donations at a brief ceremony in his office, thanked the donors and indicated that the school’s doors were open to receive more learning resources to stock the MIST Library.
Also present were GOI Foundation co-founders; Zita Ursula Zage and Sadik Shahadu, and dean of Faculty of Engineering at Madina Institute of Science and Technology, Dr. Ahmed Aly. Dr. Aly stated that he would ensure that the students at his department put the books to good use.
GOI Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that is based in Ghana but working globally to tackle social problems that confront communities in the third world; such as challenges in public services delivery, transparency and democratic control, and availability of open educational resources. The GOI Foundation is made up of a dedicated group of Open Advocates who are devoted to achieving this by enhancing the visibility of learning resources and data that strengthens the basis for the valorization of the knowledge needed to tackle these issues.
The donation was supported by Leila Zia; a research scientist at Wikimedia Foundation and co-chair of The Web Conference 2019.