Ghana National Gas Company Ltd. Has commissioned a 12-Unit lecture block to be used as a satellite campus of Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) at Juansa, Asante Akim North this Friday, 24th February 2023.
Representing the Vice Chancellor of KsTU, Dr. Charles Akomeah Bonsu, Dean, Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Enterprises Development, expressed his profound gratitude to the Member of Parliament for Asante Akim North and the Juansa Traditional Council for their support in bringing this vision to light.
He added that it has always been the intention of the Technical University to have many branches within the country but due to lack of funds, this has not been able to be achieved. Hence, he was grateful to the Ghana National Gas Company for the new 12-unit classroom block in Juansa.
“The Academic Board and the University have all accepted that the university will have a branch in Juansa here, hence the 12-unit classroom block, a perfect fit for the University standard,” he said.
“The University intends to offer courses such as Diploma in Oil and Gas, Diploma in Auto-motive Engineering, Diploma in Catering and Hospitality, Diploma in Business Administration and other courses on the new Juansa campus since the university has done all the necessary arrangements to enroll in all these courses.
After the keys of the facility had been handed over to the University, he expressed his profound gratitude and gave the assurance to put the facility to good use.
The University is determined to provide high-calibre skilled manpower with reference to manufacturing, commerce, science, and technology to act as a catalyst for technological development.
The Chief Executive Officer of the gas company, Dr. Ben K. D. Asante, was commended for his leadership qualities at the gas company for providing them with a 12-unit classroom block for the Kumasi Technical University campus in Juansa and told that the gesture cannot go unnoticed as the township is proud of their native for his leadership within the country and abroad.
I am pleased that a native of Juansa, through my leadership as the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana National Gas Company, have been able to do something of this nature for Juansaman,” he said.
“I will be ready to teach oil and gas at this new Juansa campus since that is what I do as a lecturer at the KNUST,” he pledged.
The event was well attended by traditional leaders, Juansamanhene, and queen mother, Hon. Francis Oti Boateng, Hon. Andy Appiah-Kubi, MP for Asante Akyem North Constituency, Hon. Lawyer Kwaku Asante Boateng, MP for Asante Akyem South Constituency, Dr. Charles Akomea Bonsu, Dean of Faculty of Entrepreneur and Enterprise Development at the KsTU and the people of Juansa both far and near.