KNUST to build Science & Technology University in The Gambia

KNUST to build Science & Technology University in The Gambia

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has signed an agreement with The Gambian government to establish a Science, Technology and Engineering University in the small West African country.

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The announcement was made by the President of The Gambia, Mr Adama Barrow when he received a delegation from the KNUST at the State House in Banjul.

He also noted that the establishment of science and technology university is to train Gambians to transform the country’s economy.

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Per the agreement, KNUST will set up the administrative and teaching faculties of the new university, mentor it and award graduands with KNUST degrees on completion of their respective courses.

Funding for the university will be provided by the The Gambian government, the World Bank and the OISCA Foundation.

Meanwhile, Vice Chancellor of KNUST, Professor Kwasi Obiri Danso said a lot of Gambian engineers are trained by the Ghanaian university and that it was a welcome idea to bring education to the doorstep of the people.

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I hope that we will start this new university in January 2020,” Prof. Danso said.

Prof. Obiri Danso further opined that the growth and advancement of any country largely depended on science and technology. earlier reported that Ghana has finally taken delivery of the last batch of ambulances ordered by the President Akufo-Addo administration. Some 179 ambulances arrived at the Tema Port on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

The ambulances which arrived on the shores of Ghana were branded with the logo and colors of the National Ambulance Service.

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K. Effah Evans Effah is a holder of a BA Diploma in Psychology and Linguistics from BA, Psychology and Linguistics. He’s a former editor who covered current affairs news and stories about Ghana. Before Yen, he worked for Citi FM and Ringier Ghana.

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