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)