A Delegation from Ghana Gas Pays Courtesy Call on Vice Chancellor

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A Group Photograph of the Visiting Team and UMaT Officials
A Group Photograph of the Visiting Team and UMaT Officials

A delegation from Ghana Gas Company has paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology. According to the Leader of the delegation, Ms Augustina Asare Osei, the Senior Manager, Government Relations Department and the Chairperson of the Ghana Gas Challenge Planning Committee, the visit was to inform the Vice Chancellor about the institutionalisation of the Tertiary Edition of the Gas Challenge which will be held in October 2019 and to introduce the concept of “The Gas Challenge” to the University. She also requested UMaT to participate in the programme.

“The Gas Challenge” is a quiz competition for tertiary students with the aim of testing their general knowledge on Gas Engineering. The quiz would be conducted in three zones. The winners from each zone would meet at the grand finale in Accra. UMaT would be expected to compete with the University of Cape Coast and Takoradi Technical University on 15th October, 2019 on UMaT campus. The winner of the Zonal Competition will compete in the finals to be held in Accra. As part of the visit, the Planning Committee engaged and interacted with students of the Department of Petroleum Engineering on the modalities for the competition and presented the quiz material for the competition. In addition, the Committee donated some cash amount in support of the preparations for the competition.

Responding, the Vice Chancellor, Prof J. S. Y. Kuma thanked the Delegation for making time to visit UMaT and also praised them for the initiative. He informed them that UMaT will fully participate in the Competition. He informed them about how UMaT students had been victorious three times in the National Petro Bowl Quiz Competition organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Ghana Chapter. According to the Vice Chancellor, the victories were very important milestones in the annals of the Petro Bowl quiz competition because after setting a record as the only University to host and win the competition in 2016, UMaT stands out as the only University to have so far won the title three times in a row in 2016, 2017 and 2018 in Ghana. He further indicated that once there was a level playing field in any competition of that nature, UMaT will always perform.

Other members of the delegation included Harrison Seth Kwablah Ayim, Research Officer, Government Relations Department, Ms Sophia Kwakye-Marfo, Officer, Government Relations Department, Benjamin Kwaku Abusuayedom Asare, Officer, Government Relations Department, Enoch Ayensu Asare, Office of the CEO, Peter Amissah-Hagan, Commercial Department and Kofi Kyei Baffour from the Finance Department.

Also present from UMaT were Prof Newton Amegbey, Director of University Laboratories, Assoc Prof Grace Ofori Sarpong, Dean of the Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology, Dr Eric Broni-Bediako, the Head of the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Dr Richard Amorin, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Petroleum Engineering.

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

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