Published: 15 Nov 2016 Source: University Relations Office (URO)
The Madina Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) is affiliated to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The affiliation process was finalised with the signing of a memorandum of understanding and the affiliation agreement (instruments) and documents on the 8th of November, 2016. MIST has been permitted to run courses in oil and gas, mechanical and civil engineering as part of the affiliation agreement.
Reverend Professor Charles Ansah (right) and Professor Hassan El-Kady signing the MoU
Reverend Professor Charles Ansah, the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Ben Andoh, the Acting Registrar, signed on behalf of KNUST and Professor Hassan El-Kady, President and Naa Ali Seidu Pelpuo, the Vice-President signed on behalf of MIST.
The agreement will regulate the operations and activities of the university college according to Ms. Lucy Diawuo, the Affiliations Officer. The Liaison Committee made up of heads of institutions affiliated to KNUST meets periodically to share ideas, challenges and to source for assistance from each other.
Ms. Diawuo stated that the outcomes of the committee’s meetings enabled the university to organise workshops and to help solve the challenges of affiliate institutions. She encouraged management of MIST to attend the meetings of the Liaison Committee to enjoy the benefits that come with affiliation.
Reverend Professor Charles Ansah stated that KNUST as an academic institution was proud to mentor “young institutions” as part of its mandate. He therefore charged the affiliated institutions to abide by the tenets of the affiliation agreements and to ensure that they fulfilled their obligations. Rev. Prof. Ansah also cautioned MIT against running unapproved courses and assured them of KNUST’s support at all times.
The Madina Institiute of Science and Technology was established by the Madina Foundation for Science and Technology, a non-governmental organization, and funded by the Qatar Foundation.
From left: Abdul Monem Elmitwalli, Naa Ali Seidu Pelpuo, Professor Hassan El-Kady, Reverend Professor Charles Ansah, Ms. Lucy Diawuo and Mr. Ben Andoh