UMaT, Metso Ghana Sign MoU – To Strengthen Academic Links

MOUThe University of Mines and Technology [UMaT], Tarkwa, and Metso Minerals Ghana, a plant and equipment company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to establish and strengthen academic links and cooperation between them.

By the MoU, the two institutions would promote the scientific and technological development of UMaT through seminars, symposia and special short-term courses.

A UMaT biennial international mining and mineral conference would be held, to be sponsored by Metso Minerals, Ghana, while the best graduating student in Mineral and Mining Engineering would be awarded. The students would also be allowed to have their industrial attachment and national service with the company.

“Where possible, Metso shall allow lecturers in mining and minerals pursuing PHDs, to participate in Metso sponsored researches,” the MoU states.

Speaking at the signing ceremony at Tarkwa last Wednesday, the vice president of Metso South Africa, Mr. Dove Moon, disclosed the company has over the years, paid attention to learning, industrial and manpower development. He hoped more funding would be made available for research.

The Regional Manager for Metso, West Africa, Mr. Seth Quaye, recalled the role of the company in the activities of mining institutions over the years, and major investments it is making in Africa, and hoped there would be more of it in future.

The Vice Chancellor of UMaT, Professor Jerry S.Y. Kuma, indicated that the university had received assistance from Metso, by way of equipment, for the Mineral and Mining Engineering Department and is also supporting the mining conferences. “With Metso, the future is bright and we are indeed proud with this collaboration,” he emphasised.  From Clement Adzei Boye, Tarkwa

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