In today’s rapidly evolving world, education is the key to unlocking opportunities and achieving sustainable development. However, in many developing countries, including Ghana, the tertiary education landscape faces numerous challenges. These obstacles range from limited resources and increasing enrolment to the pressing need for high-quality educational content and research outputs. Consequently, academic institutions in these regions often struggle to provide lecture content at par with top-class universities, which has serious implications for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4, 5, and 10. SDGs 4, 5, and 10 focus on inclusivity, gender equality, and quality education for all, making it crucial to address these challenges effectively. A recent study by Buerkle et al. (2023) highlights the wide-ranging nature of these issues, spanning all tertiary educational institutions in developing countries.
To address these challenges and make strides towards achieving quality education for all, the “Tooling Up for Academic Work” project has been initiated. This project seeks to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize course content creation and research activities in Tertiary Educational Institutions (TEIs) in Ghana. By doing so, it aims to enhance educational excellence, research productivity, and global competitiveness in the region.