Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ghana Institute of Surveyors (GhIS). The five-year agreement seeks to establish and strengthen scholarly, academic and professional relations between KNUST and GhIS. The agreement involves the exchange of staff between KNUST and GhIS to enhance teaching and research. The agreement also provides for practical training for students interested in Geomatic and Gravity studies.
Prof William Otoo Ellis, Vice-Chancellor, welcomed the representatives of GhIS and thanked GhIS for arranging practical training for students of KNUST with all the institutions over which they had some influence. He explained that under the agreement, KNUST would provide resource persons at conferences, seminars and other training programmes organized by GhIS. Prof Ellis explained that GhIS had appointed KNUST as the training institution for trainee surveyors in the mines in Ashanti Region.
Surveyor Ekow Budu Anguah, the president of GhIS, stated that they were doing everything possible to educate the general public on matters relating to land, property and construction. He noted that the institution was striving to raise ethical standards in the survey profession. Surv. Anguah stated that currently, eighty-five per cent (85%) of the professional membership in GhIS were alumni of KNUST. He expressed his gratitude to the university and hoped that the relationship between the two institutions would flourish and develop to enhance the image of KNUST and GhIS.