UMaT Signs MoU with Takoradi Technical University

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Prof Kuma VC of UMaT Exchanging the Signed Documents with Rev Prof Eshun VC of TTU
Prof Kuma VC of UMaT Exchanging the Signed Documents with Rev Prof Eshun VC of TTU
In the spirit of the University’s academic relations and co-operation, the Vice Chancellor, Prof J. S. Y. Kuma on behalf of the University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Takoradi Technical University (TTU) at a short ceremony held in the conference room of the University Auditorium. Rev Prof J. F. Eshun, the Interim Vice Chancellor of TTU signed on behalf of Takoradi Technical University. 
The Vice Chancellor, Prof J. S. Y. Kuma, indicated that Takoradi Technical University was the second to have collaborated with UMaT since their conversion. He indicated that UMaT was very unique because of the programmes being run. He said that TTU made the right choice by coming to UMaT for this collaboration because UMaT was the best public funded University and the most compliant of the standards and norms of the National Accreditation Board (NAB) and National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) in Ghana today. He told the team that UMaT has the best Student-Teacher Ratio in science and engineering, a strong quality assurance system, practically oriented programmes, a very serene and a disciplined academic environment conducive for learning and competitive school fees regime.
Prof Kuma further said that, as a unique institution that trains engineers, UMaT’s programmes are designed such that a balance is achieved between theory and practical exercises both in the laboratories and in the field. This balance is to enable our graduates to get the requisite hands-on skills to prepare them adequately to enter the world of work.
Responding, the Interim Vice Chancellor, Rev Prof J. F. Eshun, indicated that Takoradi Technical University was one of the eight Polytechnics that were converted into Technical Universities by an Act of Parliament, Act (2016), 922 in September last year. According to him as part of the conversion they are supposed to collaborate with a local University. He said further that they found University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa as one of the unique institutions to collaborate with. The interim Vice Chancellor said that he was very excited that they had come to give meaning to the discussions that they started with Dr Bernard Kumi-Boateng who is the contact person from UMaT. He was hopefully that the MoU will bring mutual benefits to the two institutions going forward and that TTU will learn a lot from UMaT. 
The general objective of the MoU is to establish a framework through which the parties can foster and develop a relationship by which the two institutions can gain experiences through such activities as:
  1. Joint research activities 
  2. Staff and Students’ exchange for specific goals
  3. Conferences, Seminars and Publication
  4. Moderation of examination papers
  5. Planning and quality assurance
  6. Students’ project supervision and assessment 
  7. Workshop on staff development
Present at the signing ceremony from UMaT were the Pro Vice Chancellor, Assoc Prof V. A. Temeng, the Registrar, Mr A. K. Doku, the Acting Dean of Planning and Quality Assurance Unit, Assoc Prof S. Al-Hassan, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof Newton Amegbey, the Dean of the Office of International Programmes, Assoc Prof E. K. Asiam, the Head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Dr Bernard Kumi-Boateng, and the Head of the University Relations Office, Mr Paul Y. A. Yeboah. Also present from TTU were the Registrar, Mrs Sylvia Oppong-Mensah and Mr Kenneth Boateng, the Deputy Registrar in charge of Academic Affairs. The Registrar of UMaT witnessed for UMaT whilst the Registrar of TTU witnessed for TTU.
Source: Paul Y. A. Yeboah, Assistant Registrar (University Relations)
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