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UMaT Receives the European Award for Best Practices 2016 in the Gold Category in Brussels, Belgium

ESQR 2 VC Speaking before the Awards CeremonyThe University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa has received the 2016 European Award for Best Practices which was awarded by the European Society of Quality Research (ESQR). The Society recognizes organisations and institutions with outstanding commitment, support and results in quality management strategies.

The European Awards for Best Practices 2016 presentation ceremony took place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the hotel Le Plaza in Brussels, Belgium. Top companies, public administrations and organizations, which excelled in their services/products and continue to push the limits of quality with innovations, received the Awards for their hard work and achievements.

The European Awards for Best Practices program takes a comprehensive look at the initiatives and strategies that business leaders implement in their companies and organizations; it recognizes the efforts of exceptional and talented employers and employees and provides motivation for continuous progress.

Prof Kuma Speaking at an event before the Awards Ceremony

The European Society for Quality Research is an organization, with Head Office in Lausanne, Switzerland, dedicated to quality improvement techniques recognition and research. ESQR makes positive contributions to quality culture through its annual conventions and award giving ceremonies.

ESQR 1 Prof Kuma and Dr Quarcoe Receiving the Awards
The Vice Chancellor displaying the ESQR trophy. On his right is Dr Ishmael with ESQR Certificate. 

Speaking at the ceremony to receive the award, the Vice Chancellor Prof J.S.Y. Kuma informed the gathering that the award was in recognition of the many best practices the University was applying in the administration of the University such as a strong quality assurance system, best Student-Teacher Ratio, the most compliant of the standards and norms of the National Council for Tertiary Education and the National Accreditation Board, competitive school fees, churning out quality engineers who have made the University proud by proceeding to pursue their PhD studies directly with their first degrees in the University of South Australia (UniSA).

The Vice Chancellor was at the ceremony to receive the award together with Dr Ishmael Quarcoe from the Department of Environment and Safety Engineering.


Source: Paul Y. A. Yeboah

            Assistant Registrar (UR)

UMaT Chalks another Milestone; Wins excellence in Academics Awards

The University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa has chalked another milestone by winning the Excellence in Academics Award 2015 at the 2nd Oil and Gas Ghana Awards organized by the Jubert Communications Ltd, publishers of Offshore Ghana Oil and Gas Magazine. Out of the three Universities shortlisted, UMaT came up tops in the category of Best Oil and Gas Tertiary Institution. The other competitors were Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi and University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani.

The University won the award based on the fact that as the only mining related University in West Africa, UMaT works hard on improving on her performance not only by building on courses and programmes quality, but also maintaining and improving her reputation nationally and internationally. As an engineering institution, UMaT is committed to excellence in teaching and in an ever-increasing manner, to research and development. Increasingly UMaT is judging her performance in the context of challenging benchmarks, thinking more globally, establishing international relationships with some leading universities, organizations and generally making the University an exciting academic place to study. The philosophy of UMaT is to guide students to develop their intellectual capabilities and appreciate good social and moral values. The major aim is to produce world-class graduates capable of providing useful professional services. 

The awards ceremony was the second in the series and according to the organizers, this has become Ghana’s leading awards ceremony and featured top oil and gas individuals and organizations in the industry. The awards ceremony also provided an excellent opportunity for networking, exchange of information and exploring business opportunities. The ceremony saw a number of high profiled government officials, regulators, senior petroleum executives and stakeholders gathering at the event and discussed pertinent issues including keynote presentations and sharing knowledge of Ghana’s exciting hydrocarbons sector. The theme of the event was “The Challenges of Surviving Low Oil Prices”.

It is important to indicate that the Oil and Gas Awards judging process relied on a panel of top industry experts. 

Present at the ceremony to receive the award were the Vice Chancellor, Prof J. S. Y. Kuma, the Head of Department of Petroleum Engineering, Dr. Samuel Ndur, Mr. Richard Amorin, a Lecturer at the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Mr. Paul Y. A. Yeboah, the Head of the University Relations Office.

Source: Paul Y. A. Yeboah
Assistant Registrar (UR)