Asantehene Seeks Assistance For KNUST
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has appealed to individuals and corporate bodies to support the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to improve its' research capacity towards national development. Otumfuo Osei Tutu, who is also Chancellor of the University, said that the tertiary institution would not continue to rely solely on government subvention to realize its goal of leading Ghana's industrialization. This was contained in a speech read for the Asantehene by Oheneba Adusei Poku, Akyempimhene, at the inauguration of a GH¢5,000,000.00 ultra-modern College of Science building at the University in Kumasi. The project was funded by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) with support from the College's internally generated revenue. Otumfuo Osei Tutu expressed joy that the new building for the College that currently runs 11 programmes with a student population of 4,000, would enhance teaching and learning. He commended management of the GETFund for improving infrastructure at the university. Professor Aboagye Menyeh, Provost of the College, said that efforts would be intensified to ensue that programmes at the College were relevant to national development objectives.