PIX-Professor Rita Dickson, KNUST Chancellor in a pose with the Mayor of Kumasi, Sam Pyne after the discussion on the exchange programme
THE KWAME wame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is set to partner with Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina, USA, to foster the school’s academic and cultural exchange programs objectives.
The initiative which is being spearheaded by the Kumasi Mayor, Sam Pyne, focuses on projecting KNUST as a global hub for academic excellence.
Hon. Sam Pyne who was on a working visit to the USA last year promised to ride on the strengths of the Kumasi Metropolis, being its rich cultural heritage and highly sought after educational capabilities as a tool to attract investment into the city and give it a global position.
Through this initiative of the Kumasi Mayor, he begun talks with Charlotte’s North Carolina Johnson C. Smith University to partner KNUST for academic and cultural exchange programs.
The talks have yielded results as the two schools will soon sign a memorandum of understanding towards attaining the aim of pitching KNUST as an academic excellence hub with a global advantage.
KNUST Vice Chancellor:
The Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, Prof. Rita Dickson in expressing her gratitude to the Kumasi Mayor during the latter’s working visit to the University on Monday, February 6 expressed her appreciation to Hon. Sam Pyne for facilitating the project.
She on her part promised to enhance the integrity of the University in every capacity by ensuring that students of KNUST make the best use of the opportunity.
“I am excited about this initiative. I must express my special thanks to the Kumasi Mayor, Hon. Sam Pyne for the illustrious support the University continues to enjoy from him and his Assembly.
This is a great feat for us as a university and we promise to enhance the integrity of KNUST in any capacity with any reputable institution.
This project will benefit our students and the entire educational structure of Ghana greatly. We are grateful to the Mayor.” Prof. Akosua Rita Dickson stated.
Speaking to this reporter, Hon Pyne said part of his agenda is to make the Kumasi Metropolis an investment driven city in Ghana.
He noted that since his appointment as Mayor, many projects have been initiated to foster sister-city-relations between the Kumasi Metropolis and other Metropolitan cities across the world.
“My agenda is to make Kumasi an investment driven city in Ghana where other sister cities across the world could also partner to share in the benefits of such partnerships”, the Mayor stressed.
BY Michael Ofosu-Afriyie