The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) has made a commitment to help provide guidance for Ashesi’s new Engineering Programme starting in September 2015.
The ceremony held at the UMaT campus in Tarkwa, the two universities signed an affiliation agreement that will see UMaT serve as a mentor for Ashesi’s Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineering programmes.
Ashesi’s groundbreaking new engineering majors, with an emphasis on design, problem solving, and entrepreneurship, will help redefine engineering education in Africa and drive the important innovations that Africa needs. The program will educate and prepare young women and men to develop engineering solutions that will address some of Africa’s pressing problems.
Ashesi President Dr. Patrick Awuah Jr. explained that partnering with UMaT was a decision based on the shared values of the two institutions – quality, teaching philosophy and spirit of collaboration.
“Engineering is an extremely important function in any country, so we have approached this programme with a great deal of care,” Dr. Awuah explained. “We decided to partner with UMaT because we share the same philosophy of teaching, belief in quality and spirit of collaboration. I believe that together we can strengthen engineering education on the continent.” Continue here
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