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Picture: The seven students who defended their theses with the Dean of Graduate School (5th from left) and the Vice (4th from left).

Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) held its annual Postgraduate Thesis Oral Examination at the JICA Conference Centre on 3rd November 2023. The remarkable event underscored the outstanding research and academic brilliance of seven final-year students pursuing their Masters degrees at KsTU.

In line with the rigorous academic standards of Kumasi Technical University, the Graduate School organised a viva-voce for these seven Master of Technology (MTech) students. The programme required the students to present their thesis which were meticulously examined by their dedicated supervisors and esteemed external examiners.


The event featured a distinguished panel of supervisors and external examiners who provided invaluable insights and critiques. These individuals played a vital role in assessing the students' work, ensuring that it met the high academic standards set by KsTU.

The seven students presented their research to a panel of internal and external examiners, who were highly impressed with the quality of work. The students' research covered a wide range of topics, including machine learning in healthcare, geospatial analysis of maternal mortality, stock market prediction, financial inclusion and poverty reduction, sustainable concrete mixes, construction project performance as well as wastewater treatment.

The Dean of Graduate School, Prof. Roland S. Kabange, expressed his pride in the accomplishments of the students and commended them for their hard work and dedication. He also noted that the high number of postgraduate thesis oral examinations reflects the growing research culture at KsTU.

KsTU congratulates the seven students who successfully defended their theses. The students were as follows:

  • Callistus Dabuo (MTech, Applied Statistics - Health Statistics)
  • Edward Oppong-Yeboah (MTech, Applied Statistics - Health Statistics)
  • Brandon Akendoba (MTech, Applied Statistics - Financial Statistics)
  • Richard Agyeman-Donkor (MTech, Applied Statistics - Financial Statistics)
  • Fredrick Somi (MTech, Construction Technology)
  • William Appiah Yeboah (MTech, Construction Technology)
  • Deborah Achia Addo (MTech, Chemical Engineering)


Picture: The seven students who defended their theses

The University also extends its best wishes to all postgraduate candidates as they embark on their research journeys and prepare to make their mark in academia and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their respective fields.

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