Professor (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson, Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, has revealed plans for a collaboration between KNUST and Kumasi Compost and Recycling Plant (Kcarp) Limited, a subsidiary of the Jospong Group of Companies, to solve sanitation and environmental problems in Ghana. This was revealed when the University’s Management paid an industrial visit to Kcarp on April 6, 2021.
According to Mr. Samuel Ntumy, General Manager of Kcarp, the company will not be successful in solving Ghana’s sanitation problems without relevant research, thus the decision to partner with KNUST. He went on to say that collaboration with KNUST would provide technical expertise, infrastructure design, and training for Kcarp staff across Ghana’s 16 regions.
Professor (Mrs.) Dickson, speaking about KNUST, stated that the university thrives on quality teaching and learning, impactful research, entrepreneurship training, and community engagement in order to contribute its fair share to the development of the African continent.
She stated that the Jospong Group of Companies is one of KNUST’s major partners in ensuring research utilization, and thus KNUST is very pleased to partner with Kcarp in finding solutions to the country’s sanitation problem.
Kcarp is a large-scale municipal solid waste treatment plant that was established to receive and treat municipal solid waste from the Kumasi Metropolis and neighboring district assemblies. The project, which began in 2013 on a 1500-acre plot of land in Essereso-Adagya in the Ashanti region’s Bosomtwe District, has an installed capacity of 1,200 tonnes of waste per day and is expected to create 800 direct and 1500 indirect jobs.
The University Management, accompanied by Kcarp staff, toured the massive municipal solid waste treatment facility. The Kcarp consists of waste sorting and segregation plants, compost tunnels, solid, plastic, and liquid recycling centers, an engineered residual landfill, and a product development laboratory. Six(6) lecture halls, two(2) syndicate rooms, two(2) executive lecture halls, a kitchen, executive offices, an electrical room, a research room, a quality and safety laboratory, and a server room are all located in the Main Administration block.
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KNUST To Spearheaded ‘Pan-African Education Network – Indian High Commissioner Reveals On His Visit To KNUST
The Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, His Excellency (H.E.) Sugandh Rajaram has paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Professor (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson on Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 at the Council Chamber.
The visit forms part of his first official visit to the Ashanti Region to interact with key stakeholders in the Region. He was accompanied by the Political Officer of the High Commission of India, Mr. Tushar K. Uniyal.
In his remark, H. E. Rajaram appreciated the long-standing relationship that has existed between India and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He proposed that both parties should assess other areas of collaboration that would enhance research, staff and student’s exchanges.
He added that most Africans pursue their tertiary education in India, a development the India government cherishes so much. He revealed plans of establishing the ‘Pan-African Education Network’ which will be spearheaded by the KNUST because of the unique programmes run by the University and its ability to influence other institutions of higher learning through effective mentorship.
He stated that they chose KNUST because it has the expertise to make the project a success.
His Excellency Rajaram as part of his visit donated 116 books to expose students to the various aspects of India by establishing ‘‘India Corner’’ in the University Library. The books present an invaluable source of the multifaceted society of India, that focuses on various subjects.
He was hopeful that the books would satisfy the needs of the students and rekindle their interest to know more about India and ultimately foster closer relationships between Ghana and India.
Receiving the books, the Vice-Chancellor expressed much gratitude for their donation and visit. She asserted that KNUST as a research-driven institution places much value on the partnerships signed with stakeholders and other institutions of higher learning.
She was hopeful that the collaboration proposed by the High Commissioner would contribute to the development of the country and the world at large.
Present at the ceremony were the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Head of Quality Assurance and Planning Unit, Professor Jerry John Kponyo, the University Relations Officer, Dr Daniel Norris Bekoe, and the Deputy Librarian, Michael Ahenkorah-Marfo.
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In Ghana, some Senior High Schools have been noted for putting up bad behaviours and this is exhibited when these schools or colleges attend events like Milo Games, Super Zonal Games among others.
In this article, Ghana CNN takes you through a list of Senior High Schools that put up these behaviours, and it includes:
1. St. Augustine’s College
2. St. John’s School
4. St. Paul’s College
5. Kumasi Technical Institute
6. Opku Ware Senior High School
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8. Pope John Senior High School
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