On behalf of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), I would like to welcome you to the University for your studies and thank you for the significant commitment you are making to improve the quality of your life for the future.
As the only mining related University in Africa, we want to improve the performance of the University not only on building on courses and programmes quality, but also maintaining and improving our reputation nationally and internationally. As a result, sustained efforts are being made in investing in a number of infrastructure such as laboratories, classrooms, equipment, residential and office accommodation for both staff and students to enhance teaching and learning.
As an institution, we are committed to excellence in teaching and in an ever-increasing manner, to research and development. Increasingly we are judging our performance in the context of challenging benchmarks, thinking more globally, establishing international relationships with some leading universities, organisations and generally making the University an exciting academic place to be.
At UMaT, students do not only receive theoretical education, they also experience the richness of practical education through laboratory and field work as well as compulsory internships in the industry. I am delighted that you have decided to pursue your education at this university. As you begin your studies, you are assured of a friendly academic environment where both teaching and non-teaching staff are dedicated to preparing you for work in the future.
The University places a lot of emphasis on the importance of merit in everything it does. It is quite clear to you that our entrance standards are highly competitive and therefore demands high quality student performance. Expectations on academic performance predominate over all other matters. If you want to become part of the UMaT family, then you will need to understand and accept this emphasis on academic standards, and the consequences of not performing at your best.
Thank you for making the commitment to come to UMaT to pursue your dream of experiencing higher quality education. I trust that the experiences and skills acquired here will help you to feel better equipped to undertake any challenging role after your graduation. We look forward with hope that you will study very hard and become part of the legion of UMaT alumni in the future.
Prof Richard K. Amankwah