By: Jemima Achivors|KuulFM News|Ho|Ghana
The Volta Regional Minister Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa has reiterated government’s commitment towards the promotion of Science and Technology based research to aid the country’s industrialization.
This, he said would be done through adequate support for the commercialization of scientific research outputs to find solutions to the myriad of challenges facing the various sectors of the economy.
Dr. Letsa was speaking at the third matriculation of the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) in Ho over the weekend.
He underscored the importance of science and technology education and urged students to be diligent in the study of such programmes, to enable them acquired the requisite skills and knowledge to support the socio-economic development of the country.
“The modern World economy is knowledge base and technology driven, the management of many sectors including, Energy, Agriculture, Health, Sanitation and the conservation of natural resources are based on science and technology. So for the country to make strides in its development, science, technology and innovation must be essential element in all aspects of the national development process,’ the Regional Minister stated.
He also assured of government’s efforts to boost the sector’s contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), from the current one per cent to the continent’s average of 2.5 per cent, in the next 4 years in order leverage the efforts the scientific community in transforming the economy into high quality production base one.
A total of 77 students were matriculated to undertake courses in Computing and Information System and Information Technology Business at the ceremony.
The Dean, of Faculty of Computing and Information System at GTUC, Dr. Osei Yeboah-Boateng, in an interview with Kuul News said the university will offer the best of training to the students for them to achieve their dreams.
He however urged them uphold the image of the University, which is currently the best private tertiary institution in the country by adhering to the rules and regulations of the institution.
One of the matriculants however appealed to the authorities to create a conducive environment for students by constructing a canteen and hostel facilities for the school.