Published: 26 Oct 2016 Source: University Relations Office (URO)
The fourth College of Engineering Students and Industrial Partners Awards was held on 20th October, 2016 at the Kumapley Auditorium (Engineering Auditorium). The ceremony was to recognise and reward the hard work of both students and industrial partners of the College.
Professor Mark Adom Asamoah, Provost, College of Engineering in his welcome address explained that the awards was one of the ways adopted by the College to encourage students to work harder in their quest for academic excellence while celebrating industrial partners for their enormous contribution and support to the College in the training of the students. He added that industrial partners were key collaborators in the efforts of the College to improve the quality of engineers through providing internship opportunities for students, donating equipment and accessories for teaching and learning and also by refurbishing some of the teaching facilities.
He indicated that the University had signed formal memoranda of understanding with most of the key industrial partners. He therefore congratulated all students who were receiving the awards and urged them not to relax but to strive to greater heights. He threw a challenge to those who were not recipients of this year’s awards to strive not just to come on the provost’s list next year but to do so by leaving a mark as one of the most brilliant students of the University.
On behalf of the Vice Chancellor, the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Rev. Professor Charles Ansah, was very happy to be part of the ceremony as he personally took keen interest in the performance and career of students. He pointed out that as a science and technology institution, the university was determined to enhance the teaching and learning of engineering and would do everything to improve the facilities and the quality of faculty to ensure that the graduates were competitive on the global market for top engineering jobs. He said that discussions were being held to improve facilities in the coming years to offer opportunities to girls who had the desire to pursue engineering. He hinted that the university was giving support to the College to the tune of 5.6 million euros and commended the award winners.
The maiden award ceremony was held in 2012 with the second and third in 2014 and 2015 respectively. This year’s event is the fourth, and as in the first three events, deserving undergraduate students in each of the fifteen programmes were given awards. All students who received awards this year would be placed on the Provost’s List for the 2016/2017 academic year and would remain on the list till the beginning of the 2017/2018 academic year.
Some of the new awards initiated this year are, Ing. Dr. Adu Amankwah Award for Chemical Engineering, Tropical Cable Award for Electrical Engineering, Mericom Award for Computer Engineering, MTN ICT Innovation Challenge Award and the Vodafone Ghana Award for Telecommunication Engineering.