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KNUST Wins Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana’s first ranked institution, has been honoured at the Le Matinal Educational Excellence Awards of the Africa-India Partnership Summit 2011 with a special award for “Outstanding contribution to Education”. The prestigious award, which consists of a trophy and a citation, was presented to the University in Mauritius.
KNUST Hosts 22nd GUSA Games
The 22nd Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games was held on the campus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) from the 3rd to 12th January, 2012, at the Paa Joe Sports Stadium at KNUST.
The opening ceremony marked the official hosting and commencement of the event. It is the sixth time KNUST is hosting the GUSA Games. The sporting event brought together over two thousand sports men and women from seven public universities to compete in soccer, athletics, hockey, handball, basket ball, volley ball, tennis, badminton and table tennis.
Japan International Research Centre for Agricultural Sciences Partners KNUST
The Japan International Research Centre for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) is to partner KNUST in the implementation of a joint research study on the “Development of Low-Cost Irrigation Facilities Applicable to Africa”. This was made known when Masa Iwanaga, the President of JIRCAS and his team paid a courtesy call on the Pro Vice-Chancellor.
Masa Iwanaga stated that JIRCAS had been mandated to run research in educational institutions to promote the development of agriculture. He said their main focus in Ghana would be on rice production. To enhance the partnership, a research centre had been set up in Kumasi and Tamale to support local scientists in Ghana and Africa.
KNUST Alumni Association Holds Awards & Fundraising Dinner
The Alumni Association of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), as part of the activities marking the 60th anniversary celebration, has organised an awards and fundraising dinner ball at the State House Banquet Hall in Accra. The occasion was chaired by the Chancellor of the University, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. In his opening address, he challenged all alumni to go the extra mile and support their alma mater (the University), particularly in the area of research for technological development so as to transform society.
KNUST signs MOU with Madonna University
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Madonna University of Elele, Nigeria, as parts of efforts to facilitate staff and students exchange programmes in pharmacy. The exchange programme which has been underway for about two years, has seen lecturers from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the College of Health Sciences teach at Madonna University and also some students from Madonna University, studying at KNUST.
Dr. Assasie Oppong and Friends Donate Books to KNUST
Dr. Rexford Assasie Oppong, a Senior Lecturer at the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP), together with two friends has donated assorted books and computers to KNUST. The items comprised three thousand volumes of used books, novels, journals of nursing standards and two computers. The two computers would be given to the KNUST Junior High School Library.
Ghana Geographical Association Calls on Vice-Chancellor
The Executive of the Ghana Geographical Association (GGA) has called on the Vice-Chancellor. The visit was to introduce the newly elected national executives of the Association to the Vice-Chancellor and to inform him and KNUST that they would be in charge of the Association and its activities for the next three years.
Recent News Letters
It is announced for the information of the general public and all prospective Ghanaian, International and Postgraduate Applicants that Application to Programmes at the University for the 2013/2014 Academic year is now open