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Office of The President

President of the Catholic Institute of Business and Technology (CIBT) is Prof. Sylvester Achio.  

Prof. Sylvester Achio took office as the President of CIBT with effect from 1st September, 2018.

Sylvester Achio began his elementary education at the Nayagenia L/A Roman Catholic School from 1962 to 1972 and proceeded to Navrongo Secondary School in 1972 where he obtained his GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level education and completed in 1979. In 1983, Prof. Achio obtained a scholarship from the Ghanaian Government to study in the then Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) where he obtained a researched Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Science (Agronomy) and a Diploma in Russian Language from the same institution (Agricultural Institute of Kazakhstan). He further pursued a Ph.D. programme in Biological Science (Microbiology) at the Academy of Sciences, Institute of Microbiology and Virology in the Republic of Kazakhstan, USSR and completed in 1992.

From humble beginnings as a lecturer in Accra Polytechnic, he rose to become the Head of the Department and the Dean of the School of Applied Sciences and Arts from 2002 – 2003. He also served as member of the Governing Council of Accra Polytechnic (2002-2007, and 2012-2017). He was appointed as the Vice Principal of the Polytechnic for two terms, from 2003 to 2007, and from 2009-2012 he was appointed the Head and Coordinator of the Research and Innovation Centre. He became the Rector of Accra Polytechnic in 2012 to 2016, and later as Vice Chancellor (Interim) when Accra Polytechnic was converted into a Technical University (2016 to 2017). Along the way he undertook various certificate programmes, including: ICT Policy and Master Plan Development Training (2006-2007); Management and Leadership Training (2008); Leadership and Mentorship Training (2012); Investment Management for Corporate Leaders (2017). After a year contract appointment as a visiting lecturer-Professor, in Accra Technical University he was appointed as the President of the Catholic Institute of Business and Technology (CIBT), September 2018.

As President of Catholic Institute of Business and Technology Prof. Sylvester Achio buys into the vision of the Institution: aspiring to become a leading tertiary institution, a place of excellence, and devoted to providing an intellectual, moral and social environment that responds to the needs of the rapid changing society. To achieve this he is edging all stakeholders and individuals to understand and play their roles effectively. Together and with the help of God he believes we will succeed.
Prof. Sylvester Achio is married to Mrs. Monica Apevena Achio. They are blessed with two (2) children. He is a devoted Catholic who worships with the St. Kizito Catholic Church, Nima and St Monica Catholic Church, Fan Milk, Omanjor, in Accra.