Tarkwa (W/R), July 27, GNA – The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) would construct a mining museum in Tarkwa in the Western Region to preserve the country’s rich mining history and heritage.
The museum would promote educational tourism and deepen public appreciation and understanding of the role of mining in the socio-economic development of the country.
Professor Jerry Kuma, the Vice Chancellor of the University, announced this at the Seventh Congregation of the University in Tarkwa.
He urged individuals, mining companies and allied institutions to donate artifacts and any archival materials to the university to make the vision a reality.
In all 458 graduands passed out as against 429 last year.
Four students obtained Doctor of Philosophy, 49 Master of Science, and 384 received Bachelor of Science degrees in various Engineering courses.
Out of the number 88 students had First Class Honours, 23 were awarded diploma certificates and one student received a certificate.
Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, the Minister of Education, noted that the university had made a lot of progress in the field of research and development of melting technology to eliminate the use of mercury in small-scale mining.
The Minister indicated that there is an ongoing research by the university to develop a new technology that would produce a significant amount of liquid fuel from sachet water which is a menace in the country.
She commended the university for responding to social challenges and applauded the research team, the students and the entire administration for their hard work and dedication.
Mr Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, the Minister of Energy and Petroleum, urged the graduands to use the skills acquired to contribute their quota towards national development.
Mr Prince Opoku Appau was adjudged the Best Petroleum Engineering student and the Overall Best graduating student.