The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (GI-KACE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to deepen the relationship between both institutions.
The MoU seeks to promote collaboration in Science, Technical, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and inclusion to play their part in the government’s digital transformation agenda.
The MoU will also strengthen capacity building in Digital Skills Development, Digital Technologies and Digital Transformation, among other areas.
Speaking at the MoU signing ceremony, the Director–General of GI-KACE, Dr Collins Yeboah-Afari, stated that the Centre is grateful for the partnership with KNUST and is optimistic that both parties will achieve great things through the signing of the MoU.
“Our mandate is somehow aligned, making our partnership an organic one as we see it. GI-KACE is the capacity development agency under the Ministry of Communication and Digitalisation (MoCD) and the technology leader in that space. As the government is pushing the Digitalisation Agenda forward, we see the need for us to partner organizations like KNUST and other universities that we have signed MoUs with. We are grateful and we hope that with your support and the support of your team, we will have a successful journey together,” Dr Yeboah-Afari disclosed.
On her part, the Vice Chancellor for Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Prof. Mrs Rita Akosua Dickson mentioned that KNUST is encouraged to sign active MoUs like what they did with GI-KACE.
As we speak now, things are changing, and I keep saying that we just have to keep evolving; otherwise then, we risk becoming Dinosaurs. Our refusal to go with the paradigm shift as far as advancement is concerned is to our detriment. As the leading Science and Technology university in this country, we don’t want to fail this nation. Our mandate remains very sacred to humanity, the nation, the continent of Africa and also to the world. When we see friends and family like you who come so that we know that in this mandate, we don’t feel alone in this journey, it actually encourages us. The kind of MoUs we like to sign as a Centre are active ones,” Prof. Dickson noted.
She also added that partnership is the fuel that drives KNUST as Science and Technology university in Ghana.