The Ghana Chamber of Mines has awarded a sum of $85,000.00 to six (6) Faculty Members and five (5) Postgraduate Students of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) to undertake various research projects in their respective engineering disciplines for a period of one year. The award ceremony took place on Friday, 16th September, 2022, at the University.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Dr Sulemanu Koney, said that the grant which was sourced from the Chamber’s Tertiary Education Fund (TEF), seeks to support research projects that will contribute significantly to the Mining, Minerals and Allied Industries. He added that the Chamber will continue to fund awardees who are unable to complete their projects within one year until they finalize them.
The Governing Board Chairman of the Chamber’s Tertiary Education Fund, Dr Stephen Ndede, said that the Board has supported teaching and learning through internship programmes for students in the various Universities and that the Ghana Chamber of Mines Research Fund has impacted significantly on both its beneficiaries and the Mining Industry at large.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof Richard K. Amankwah congratulated the awardees and expressed appreciation to the Ghana Chamber of Mines for supporting the University with infrastructure and scholarships for its staff and students. He hoped that the awardees through the grant, will come up with innovations and inventions that can mitigate some global and social challenges.
The award ceremony was attended by the Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof Anthony Simons, Finance Officer Mr Jonathan Sakoe, some Deans and Staff of the University.
Source: University Relations Office