UMaT alumni honours Professor Mireku-Gyimah

 The Alumni Association of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa in the Western Region has honoured Professor Emeritus Daniel Mireku-Gyimah, as the foundation Vice Chancellor of the University.

The event held at the weekend in Accra, was meant to celebrate Professor Emeritus Mireku-Gy­imah as the first Professor in Min­ing Engineering, Africa, South of the Sahara and also to mark his 70th birth day anniversary.

An accompanying citation described Professor Mireku-Gy­imah, in part as an astute acade­mician, a stellar administrator, and a remarkable mentor to all cate­gories of professional engineers in the mining and allied industries.

“We recognise and celebrate your sterling academic achieve­ments, outstanding contributions towards the sustainability of the Mining, Oil & Gas Industry and the commendable role you have played in mentoring young and seasoned professionals across the industry.”

The President of the Associ­ation, Dr Stephen Kofi Ndede, who eulogised him said he was a trail-blazer in mining engineering through whose instrumentality UMaT had risen to become a renowned institution of research and academic pursuit. An elated Prof. Mireku-Gyimah expressed gratitude to the association for the honour done him saying, UMaT was one of the best universities that had produced scientists and mining engineers globally over the years.

UMaT, he noted, had turned out products whose jobs were ready in waiting and therefore, recommended it to all science, technology and engineering stu­dents to pursue studies there to the highest level.

Prof. Mireku-Gyimah has to his credit over 60 publications in journals and conference proceed­ings, three co-authored books and 20 technical reports on various aspects of mining including Mine Design and Planning, Mine Feasi­bility Study, Operations Research, Environmental Protection and Corporate Social Responsibility Management.

Prof. Mireku-Gyimah was in charge of the processes that upgraded the KNUST School of Mines into the Western Univer­sity College of KNUST and also spearheaded the processes that transformed the College into the full-fledged University.

He is a fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS), Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE), Ghana Insti­tution of Geoscientists (GhIG) and a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), UK.


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