CSIR-SRI; Dr. KWAKU Afriyie, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI), has commended CSIR for using existing structures and facilities at its disposal to train higher and better Human Resources needed for National Development. The sector minister made these statements at the second congregation of Twenty-Nine (29) students from CSIR College of Science and Technology (CCST) from Accra and Kumasi Campuses. Six (6) out of the graduands with MPhil. in Soil Health and Environmental Resources Management were from the Department of Soil Resources Management.
Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, again commended the Management of CSIR for establishing the college, stating that it was well-placed to address the challenges of Academia, Industry, and Local Communities.
Prof. Mark Appiah, President of CCST, stated that the college would continue to train students whose skills would be needed in the job market through appropriate research by being creative and innovative.
Barima Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua, the Paramount Chief of Kumawu, who represented the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, was grateful that CSIR is using available Human Resources and Capital to advance Science, Technology, and Innovation.
Dr. Edward Yeboah, Acting Director of CSIR-Soil Research Institute (SRI) and the first patron of CCST Alumni Association who administered the Alumni oath on the 2021 graduates, congratulated all the 29 graduates for completing their course of study.
Also present at the ceremony were Professor Johnson Nyarko Boampong, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, the University to which the college is affiliated, and Mr. Jeff Teye Emmanuel Onyame, the Registrar.
Others were Prof. Victor Kwame Agyeman (Director-General of CSIR), Prof. Paul P. Bosu (Deputy Director-General of CSIR), Rev. Prof. Hans Adu Dapaah (Vice-President of CCST), Prof. Moses B. Mochiah (Director, Crops Research Institute), and Prof. Daniel A. Ofori (Director, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana).
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