An “Officer of the Order of the Volta” award has been conferred on the Vice Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology, Prof Daniel Mireku-Gyimah by the president of the Republic of Ghana.
The award, one of the highest state honours in Ghana, was in recognition of Prof. Mireku-Gyimah’s immense contribution to the development of mining and higher education in Ghana.
The Vice Chancellor was among forty one (41) other distinguished personalities who were bestowed similar awards in different categories contained in an honours list released by the presidency to mark the 51st celebration of the republic day in Ghana.
Prof. Mireku-Gyimah, the first mining professor in West Africa has been in the academia since 1981 and has over 45 publications to his credit.
He joined the then KNUST Tarkwa School of Mines in 1981 as a lecturer in mining engineering and by dint of hard work rose to the rank of professor in the early part of 2000.
Prof. Mireku-Gyimah was instrumental in the elevation of the Tarkwa School of Mines into an autonomous university in 2004 and was appointed the foundation Vice Chancellor of the University.
He is married with two children.