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A Student with His Instructor at the Garage Shop

The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), has partnered with the Garages Association of Ghana, Tarkwa Branch, for Second Year undergraduates and the Pre Engineering (Arts to Engineering) candidates to have hands-on practicals at the Garages. The practical training programme, forms part of the “Practice of Engineering” course.

Following this initiative, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Richard K. Amankwah, on Wednesday, 4th May, 2022 had a meeting with the leadership of the Garages Association of Ghana, Tarkwa to firm up decisions and schedules of the course to allow the students to have uninterrupted training at the garages.

Prof Amankwah stated that the course was designed to be taken in the Second Semester by Second Year Engineering Students, and First Semester by the Arts to Engineering candidates after which they will be assessed. Prof Amankwah noted that ‘Having equipped these students with firsthand experimental knowledge will provide many advantageous career opportunities for them’.

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Prof Richard K. Amankwah (4th from left) Interacting with the Leaders of the Garages Association, Tarkwa

Mr Jones Koomson, Chairman of the Garages Association of Ghana, Tarkwa, noted that, UMaT, will through this initiative contribute immensely to advancing technology in Ghana. He then expressed his appreciation to the University for the partnership and stated that it will go a long way to improve engineering education in Ghana.

The Vice Chancellor was accompanied by Assoc Prof Solomon Nunoo, Head, Office of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (ORIC) and Mr Albert Buabeng, Coordinator, Arts to Engineering Programme. Members of the Garages Association of Ghana, Tarkwa Branch were in attendance.

In a related development, students of the Arts to Engineering programme commenced their artisanal skills training on 13th May, 2022. The students are required to partake in the training on Fridays at the Garages.

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A Section of the Students at the Garage Shop

It is envisaged that the Pre Engineering candidates will acquire the needed skills and experience to guide them in the selection of their BSc programmes of choice.

Source: University Relations Office