JUST IN: Gov’t donates Vehicles to 3 Universities

Three new universities have received four vehicles each from the government to assist their operational effectiveness.

They are the SD Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS); CK Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences (CKT-UTAS); and the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD).

The four vehicles comprised a Toyota Land Cruiser, two Toyota Land Cruiser Prados and a Toyota Hilux pickup.

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Presenting the vehicles on behalf of the government, Thursday 24th September 2020 the Minister of Education Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh said the vehicles were provided as part of government’s resourcing plan for the new universities.

He further stated that this follows assurances he gave at the inauguration of their Governing Councils and Interim Key Officers, earlier this year since the universities identified the means of transport among the most of their immediate needs.

In addition to the vehicles, each university received GHS1.5 million to cater for basic logistics needs.

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This initial funding According to the Ministry of Education, was sourced from allocations made under GETfund to provide for the most urgent logistics requirements, while the government makes provision for adequate funding for their medium to long term needs.

Dr. Prempeh emphasised that the government expects the universities to use these resources efficiently and most effectively. “We expect you to be innovative yourselves and resourceful as the universities takeoff so that you can complement the government’s efforts.”

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He continued, “most of all, we want you to focus on ensuring a smooth takeoff and to keep the universities on a growth path consistent with the mandates given you.”

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Speaking on behalf of the three universities, the Vice-Chancellor of the CK Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences (CKT-UTAS), Prof. Eric Wilmot, thanked the government for the gesture and assured the Minister of a sound maintenance culture for the vehicles.

He further assured him that they will work with the NCTE to ensure that in no time, their institutions will become pacesetters.

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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