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Assoc Prof Bernard Kumi Boateng
Assoc Prof Bernard Kumi Boateng

The Council of the University of the Gambia has appointed Assoc Prof Bernard Kumi-Boateng as a Visiting Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences to teach courses in Quantitative Methods in Geography and Field Methods in Geography. The appointment is from the 6th to the 20th January, 2019.

Dr Bernard Kumi-Boateng is an Associate Professor in Geomatic Engineering at the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa, Ghana and currently the Dean of Students. He was educated at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, the International Institute of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, the Netherlands and the University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, where he obtained his PhD in Geomatic Engineering in July 2012. Assoc Prof Kumi-Boateng has ample experience in land, mine and compensation surveys, application of geographic information systems, remote sensing in mapping vegetation and land access management which he acquired through both academic research and industrial consulting activities. He has carried out research of local, national and international importance, and has over 30 published papers and numerous technical reports on various subjects to his credit.   

Assoc Prof Bernard Kumi-Boateng is a distinguished scholar of international repute and has provided dedicated service for many years to the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa and others such as Kumasi Technical University and Takoradi Technical University. He has worked very hard and risen through the ranks to the status of an Associate Professor of Geomatic Engineering in 2016.

Assoc Prof Kumi-Boateng serves on the Ghana National Committee of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and in 2017; he was appointed to serve on the International Final Awards and Examiners’ Appointments Committee of WAEC. In that same year, he was selected by Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme of the USA to serve as a Reviewer to evaluate project requests from higher education Institutes in African Countries. He was part of a group of people sponsored by the World Bank for the first Regional Capacity Building Workshop on benchmarking African Universities.

His research interests include the application of Topology in Land and Compensation Surveys, use of Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques in Environmental Management and Spatial Statistics. He is a member of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment, the Canadian Institute of Geomatics, a Member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers, a Fellow of the West African Institute of Mining and a Professional Member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof J. S. Y. Kuma, congratulated Assoc Prof Kumi-Boateng on behalf of UMaT for the appointed and assured him of his unwavering support for him to succeed in his new role as a Visiting Professor. He wished him well and further told him to bring to bear on his new role the positive attributes he has acquired from UMaT and always let the core values of Truth, Knowledge and Excellence of the UMaT stand out and impact whatever he will do at The University of the Gambia.

Source: Paul Y. A. Yeboah, Head, University Relations Office