UMaT School of Railways and Infrastructure Development Essikado, Sekondi-Takoradi Partners GIZ, Team Engineering, and AYA Engineering to Run a Summer School in Railway Engineering

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The UMaT Team at the Meeting led by Prof Yakubu Dean of SRID 2nd From Right
The UMaT Team at the Meeting led by Prof Yakubu Dean of SRID (2nd From Right)

The UMaT School of Railways and Infrastructure Development held a meeting on the 12th November, 2020 in Sekondi-Takoradi with GIZ a German federal enterprise offering worldwide workable, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change processes, Team Engineering and AYA Engineering Limited. The roundtable meeting of stakeholders centered on the possibility of running a Summer School on railway engineering for students at the UMaT School of Railways and Infrastructure Development, Essikado, Sekondi-Takoradi. Also present at the meeting were some selected staff of the Ghana Railway Company. The meeting highlighted the importance of a summer school that will help train young people including women in railway engineering. The summer school will among other things help to bring the technical levels of staff of the Ghana Railway Company up to speed in modern technology in the railway sector in the country.

Ms Margaret Mary Sackey Snr Asst Registrar of SRID at the Meeting
Ms Margaret Mary Sackey Snr Asst Registrar of SRID at the Meeting

The Dean of the UMaT School of Railways and Infrastructure Development, Prof Yakubu Isaaka, assured all stakeholders that the project will be embraced wholeheartedly adding that the benefits of the Summer School will go a long way to help develop the capacity of young engineers in the railway sector. The summer school will contribute to the achievement of the Ministry of Railways Development objective of developing adequate human resources and apply new technologies for the rail sector.

Source: Paul Yeboah, Head University Relations Office, UMaT

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