Prof Richard Kwasi Amankwah, Vice Chancellor (middle). On his right are officials from Ghana Gas Company Limited Presenting a Cheque of GH¢100,000.00. Flanked on his left are other UMaT Officials
The Ghana Gas Company Limited (GGCL) has presented a cheque of hundred thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢100,000) to the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) for emerging first in the maiden Gas Challenge quiz competition organised in 2019. The money is to be used to stock the UMaT School of Petroleum Studies library with E-library materials to facilitate the study of oil and gas. The Gas Challenge is a quiz competition between nine institutions that offer oil and gas related programme. It was instituted by GGCL as one of the tools to bridge the gap between academia and industry.
Mr Harrison Seth Kwablah Ayim, a Senior Government Relations Officer of GGCL informed the Vice Chancellor and his team that all three contestants of UMaT were made to carry out their National Service with GGCL. He stated that the students performed excellently during their service and expressed satisfaction with the quality of training they received at UMaT.
Mr Ayim also stated that as a result of COVID 19, the second edition of the gas challenge which will start late October to November 2021, will use virtual platforms for supporters to participate. Consequently, the number of supporters who will be part of the face to face interactions will be fifty (50) per institution.
From left: Sophia Kwofie-Marfo, Assistant Government Relations Officer, Mr Harrison Seth Kwablah Ayim, Senior Government Relations Officer, Caroline Damoah, Corporate Communications Officer, Sandra Ama Adobea Addo, Human Resource Officer and Mr Kofi Baffour Kyei, Finacial Controls Analyst, from Ghana Gas Company Limited
Prof Richard Kwasi Amankwah, Vice Chancellor of UMaT expressed his appreciation to GGCL for honoring their promise and for the presentation of the award. He conveyed his compliments to the CEO of GGCL and looked forward to meeting the CEO to deepen the relation between UMaT and GGCL.
Assoc Prof Michael Affam, Dean, School of Petroleum Studies, noted that the gas challenge gave the students the opportunity to learn from the industry and appealed to other institutions to partner with the University for students to learn more from the industry.
Among officials from UMaT present at the presentation ceremony were Prof Anthony Simons, Pro Vice Chancellor, Mr. M. K. Okrah, Registrar, Mr Jonathan Sakoe, Finance Officer, and Assoc Prof Michael Affam, Dean, School of Petroleum Studies.
Prof Anthony Simons, Pro Vice Chancellor (right), Mr. M. K. Okrah, Registrar (middle) and Assoc Prof Michael Affam, Dean, School of Petroleum Studies (left)
UMaT Team for the Gas Challenge
Source: T. B. Eshun
University Relations Office