CSIR-Soil Research Institute (SRI) Acting Director Dr. Edward Yeboah has been appointed as the first Patron of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) College of Science and Technology (CCST) Alumni Association in Ghana. This was made known by Rev. Prof. Hans Adu-Dapaah, the Vice-President of CCST, at the inauguration ceremony of the CCST Alumni Association held on Saturday, 19th June, 2021 at the Biotechnology Auditorium of the CSIR-Crops Research Institute at Kumasi.
The Director of CSIR- Crops Research Institute, Prof. Moses B. Mochiah believes the alumni can change the fortune of the college. He Made this statement at an inauguration ceremony in Kumasi to elect its first Patron and six executive members to steer the affairs of the Association for the next three years.
According to Prof. Mochiah, the college is establishing a tradition to stay in touch with its stakeholders, that is why we are inaugurating this association, adding the main purposes of the alumni association is to support the network of former graduates.
“We want you to be project-based learners, by offering expert guidance and resources for project-based learning, and serving as topic experts, practitioners and internship providers,” he said. CSIR College of Science and Technology (CCST) seeks to expand the platform for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) capacity and entrepreneurship at the post graduate level.
In his acceptance speech, the newly appointed Patron of CCST, Dr. Edward Yeboah stated that he is very grateful for being given the opportunity to serve as the first patron of the CCST Alumni Association. He pointed out that he will continue to nurture students and the Alumni members to get funding for their continuous studies. He urged members to work towards reaching the highest height of their educational career. Dr. Yeboah mentioned that he will build the capacity of members and ensure that CCST takes its rightful position in building the youth of the country towards excellence, adding “it is a unique opportunity to be trained at CCST because we have the knowledge and practical experience to translate theory into practical”.
The CSIR College of Science and Technology is an institution birthed out of the research and development experiences of the Council for Scientific and industrial Research (CSIR).
The CSIR was established to conduct Scientific and Technological Research in the broad disciplines of Agriculture, Industry, Environment, and some aspect of Health, and transfer the technologies generated by its Research Institutes for National Socio-Economic Development.
The objectives of the Alumni Association are to promote the welfare of members and establish support system for members to engage with their Alma matter (CCST). It will act as a collective mouth piece for effective linkage between the Alumni and CCST to enable members and the Association as a whole to contribute meaningfully to the progress of CCST.
The six executives elected to CCST Alumni Association are Mr. Charles Yaw Brefo-Nimo, President, Ms Louisa Abena Ebbah, Vice President, Mr. Kwaku Osei Adu Agyeman, General Secretary, Ms Eunice Okyere Agyapong, Organizer, Mr. Alexander Owusu Ansah, Treasurer and Ms Agnes Achiaa Aboagye, Communication and Public Relations.