The Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Professor William O. Ellis has acknowledged the immense contribution of WASCAL to graduate studies at the university. This, he stated, was evident in the ultra-modern WASCAL edifice which had been put up to help promote graduate studies in climate change in West Africa.
Professor Ellis was speaking at the 50th congregation of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. WASCAL, in partnership with the university runs a doctoral degree programme for West African students in Climate Change and Adapted Land Use.
In totality, 51 graduands, including 10 from WASCAL were awarded with various PhD degrees. This was the highest number of PhD graduands ever in the history of the University, according to records from the School of Graduate Studies.
Prof. Ellis urged the graduands to go out and support the industrial and socio-economic development of Ghana and Africa through the professional knowledge and skills acquired with the world-class education obtained at KNUST.
In his congratulatory message at a special side event organised for WASCAL graduands on the same day, the director in charge of the WASCAL Graduate Research Program (GRP) at KNUST, Professor Samuel Odai, praised the graduands for their hard work, resilience and tenacity to overcome the pressure that came with the pursuit of the course. He also challenged them to go make intensive impact in the sub-Region while marketing the image of WASCAL.
This is the 2nd batch of PhD graduates of KNUST who have benefited from the full scholarship of WASCAL under the sponsorship of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany (BMBF), since its inception in 2012.