The University of Mines and Technology held its 7th New Year Service on Wednesday, 4th January, 2023 to welcome staff of the University from the Christmas break to the new academic year. The Vice Chancellor, Prof Richard K. Amankwah welcomed them and wished them a prosperous new year when he presented his new message.
Vice Chancellor (3rd from left) flanked by members of Management
Prof Richard K. Amankwah stated that the University has introduced seven (7) new undergraduate programmes from the 2022/2023 academic year namely, BSc Statistical Data Science, BSc Cyber Security, BSc Information Systems and Technology, BSc Economics and Industrial Organisation, BSc Logistics and Transport Management, BSc Land Administration and Information Systems, and BSc Chemical Engineering. According to the Vice Chancellor, these programmes will produce professionals in science and business disciplines for the Mining and Allied Industries.
The Vice Chancellor noted that the University has gained significant visibility during the past few years and added that the University's success as a three-time champion of the Ghana Gas Challenge has given the University a face in the eye of the general public.
Prof Amankwah also said that the University in its quest to operate a paperless system has introduced a Document Management System, a system that will help to reduce the purchasing and use of papers and toners. This, Prof Amankwah believes will lead to increased productivity in the University.
Some of the Staff Present
He stated that the University will introduce solar sources of energy to reduce the reliance on electricity and urged members of the University Community to be conscious of their energy consumption and practice ways of conserving energy at the workplace. He added that efforts were undergoing to expand infrastructure at the University Basic School to meet the increasing demand for admission at the School. He then assured teaching staff of the Essikado Campus of more offices to enhance their teaching and learning.
Prof Amankwah commended staff for their diligence and commitment which made 2022 a great year for the University and urged them to move in a direction that will help multiply their skills and abilities for increased productivity. He concluded with the saying, “Let’s not count the seeds in the orange but the oranges in the seeds”.
The University Choir treated members of staff with inspirational songs.
The University Choir