The Chairman of the Governing Council of CKT-UTAS and Director of the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) has brokered a partnership between C.K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences, and the University of Ghana for collaborative research.
This collaborative effort emanated from the award of a grant by the World Bank to the University of Ghana (UG) to conduct “The first Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence for Development Impact Project” with Professor Gordon Awandare as the Principal investigator.
The aim of the project is to promote regional specialization among participating universities in areas that address regional development challenges and strengthen the capacities of these universities to deliver quality training and applied research. The overall development objective of the project is to meet the labour market demands for skills within specific areas where skills shortages affect development, economic growth and poverty reduction.
It is envisaged that the partnership between the University of Ghana and the C.K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences will strengthen the capacity of the latter, to deliver quality training and applied research on cell and molecular biology of infectious and non-communicable diseases through the procurement of equipment, joint research activities, and capacity building of personnel through short courses/workshops.
Against this backdrop, the School of Chemical and Biochemical Sciences of the C.K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences has received support to set up a molecular Biology Laboratory and carry out research in infectious and non-communicable diseases.
The budgetary allocation to CKT-UTAS is a maximum of USD 90,016.00 payable by UG upon full execution of the contract.
Professor Eric Magnus Wilmot, Vice Chancellor inked for CKT-UTAS while Professor Felix Ankomah Asante, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation, and Development) penciled in for the University of Ghana. It was witnessed by Professor Gordon Awandare and Dr. James Abugri, Dean, of the School of Chemical and Biochemical Sciences.
The Agreement commenced on 1st January 2022 and will remain in force until 31st December 2023.