CCTU Signs MoU with Cenpower to provide Industrial Training for Students and Lecturers.
On Wednesday, March 31, 2022, the Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cenpower Operations and Services Limited to provide industrial training for students and Lecturers of the university.
Dr. Francis Narh Akrono, the Registrar of the Technical University in his welcome address, underscored the importance of internship programmes for students at the Technical University. He indicated that industrial training is part of the curricular of the University and it is important because enhances the practical skills of students.
The Head of Finance at Cenpower, Mr. Samuel Brew Butler noted that his company is aware of the relevance of the linkages between academia and industry and hence the signing of the MoU with the university. “I believe now the world is trying as much as possible to strengthen the link between education and the industry, and our main aim is to help train students to become more equipped and keep up to date with the modern trends in industrialization’, Mr. Butler stated.
He added that the MoU will not only be helpful to students but also Lecturers. He indicated that Lecturers will be able to broaden their horizon because they will have access to new trends which will help them to impart knowledge into the students.
On his part, Mr Julio Gomez, Plant General Manager of Cenpower Operations and Services Limited stated that Ghana is undoubtedly one of the very few countries in the world blessed with natural resources. This he said serves as a motivation for Cenpower to collaborate with academic institutions to produce students with the needed skills and knowledge for the energy sector. ‘Students who get the opportunity should use this medium to ask more questions in order to get more understanding and knowledge” Mr. Gomez added.
The Vice Chancellor of Cape Coast Technical University Rt. Rev. Ing. Prof. Joshua Danso Owusu-Sekyere expressed his appreciation to Cenpower for coming over to sign the MoU. According to him, the MoU is going to assist in the training of students because the Technical University uses the CBT approach in teaching and learning. “For us as Technical University collaboration with industries, is key in what we do and it is exciting we have been able to come this far to be able to sign an MOU with Cenpower”, the Vice-Chancellor added.
He commended Nana Sam Brew Butler for making this dream a reality. ” Let me say that it was through the instrumentality of Nana Brew Butler that all of this has come across. I was pleasantly surprised when he called and said there is this opportunity will you be excited about it and I said ok”, the Vice-Chancellor noted.
The event also witnessed the signing ceremony of a similar MoU between Cenpower and the University of Cape Coast. Prof. Sarah Darkwa, the Dean of School of Graduate Studies at the University of Cape Coast who represented the Vice-Chancellor commended Cenpower for coming over to sign the MoU with the University. The MoU aims to provide industrial training for graduate students of the University of Cape Coast.
Present at the ceremony were Prof. Samuel K. Ansah, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Benjamin Edu-Mensah, Director, Public Affairs, and Madam Lily Doe, Head, Industrial Liaison Office, Cape Coast Technical University.