The Technical University of Cape Coast is praised for its collaborative efforts with industry players

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The government has commended the Technical University of Cape Coast (CCTU) for its collaborative efforts with industry players in promoting renewable energy technologies.

He said the institution’s contribution to providing excellent technologies in the fields of renewable and alternative energy technologies through research, innovation, academic and industrial training, was a landmark achievement. who deserves recognition.

“I have to say the government is impressed with your innovations such as the automated solar handwashing machine, the audio-visual fast solar machine that alerts on COVID-19 safety protocols and the recent solar tricycle,” Dr Yaw said. Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education, noted.

The Minister made these remarks in an address read on his behalf by the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) on 18and Congregation at Cape Coast.

A total of 946 students who completed their respective Bachelor’s, Higher National Diploma (HND) and Diploma programs in 2021 graduated at the ceremony.

Of these, 185 graduated with a bachelor’s degree in technology, 475 a higher national diploma and 286 diploma certificates.

During this colorful event which took place in the premises of the University of Cape Coast, a number of students who have distinguished themselves in various programs were honored.

Master Maxwell Kumah Kato and Ms. Charity Neizer emerged as the top male and female graduate students respectively.

Dr Adutwum, making a strong case for renewable energy sources, highlighted the challenges posed by the high global demand for energy and the consumption of fossil fuels and the consequent price increases around the world.

This, he lamented, has affected the country’s industrialization and development agenda.

“Given these global trends, the government has seriously identified renewable energy as one of the options that could contribute to the overall energy mix and minimize the adverse effects of energy production on the environment.

“So it’s gratifying to hear that the CCTU has placed a lot of emphasis on its niche; Renewable Energy, by creating the Department of Renewable Energy and organizing a bachelor’s degree program in renewable energy,” he added.

The minister hinted that the nation would be eternally grateful to the University for seeking to transform the abundant natural renewable energy resources of the central region to increase the national energy generation mix.

Rt Rev Ing Professor Joshua Danso Owusu-Sekyere, the Vice Chancellor of CCTU, addressing the congregation, applauded the graduates for the new feat and urged them not to waste the knowledge and skills they had acquired .

“A new life begins here as graduates from one of the best technical universities in Ghana. I urge all of you, however, to make maximum use of the knowledge and skills you have acquired to impact life, society and the nation as a whole,” the Vice-Chancellor said.

While extolling the achievements of the university, the Vice-Chancellor affirmed his determination to elevate technical education to a new level through innovation and the development of quality human resources.

Among other developments, he said work is underway to expand the university’s basic school to make it one of the best basic schools in the central region.

Regarding other projects, he said that the first phase of the school’s engineering block was completed and in use, while the second phase, which was about to start, will consist of two floors of offices and some bathrooms. Classes.

Professor Joshua Danso Owusu-Sekyere noted that the school, as part of its mandate and vision, has entered into a number of partnerships with several local and foreign institutions such as the University of Siegen in Germany in 2021 to advance its course.

“We have an active partnership with the Hochschule University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf. The University donated equipment to the Department of Renewable Energy last year,” he added.

On the other hand, he observed that student accommodation had been a challenge hampering the smooth running of the school.

“The management of the university has put a lot of effort into engaging two private developers, Primesec Ghana and CTA Development Group, who have expressed interest in constructing accommodation facilities for the students,” he said. declared.

The innovation, backed by the Energy Commission, was expected to spur the university’s quest to transform the automotive sector in the central region.

The Technical University of Cape Coast, as part of efforts to become an automotive hub, has embarked on a number of solar-powered projects in its quest to contribute to the global fight against climate change .

The auto-wash, a solar-powered hand-washing machine, was the first to be invented, followed by a silent food cart, a briquette factory, among other solar-powered machines.

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