As part of its corporate social responsibility, Geo-Tech Systems Limited, a construction firm in surveying and mapping, has presented construction equipment valued at GH¢ 40,000 to the Engineering Faculty of the Pentecost University College.
The equipment, to be utilized by the Department of Built Environment, which runs construction-based programmes, include those for surveying, drawing instruments, measuring wheel, lasers, hand-measurement instruments, and plotter papers.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Stephen Djaba, Director of Sales, Geo-tech Limited, said the donation was part of its commitment to support the University’s newly established Department, adding that, “We will partner with Pentecost University to help students acquire the knowledge needed for Ghana’s socio-economic development”.
Mr Djaba said this would create a partnership between the university and the company, where Geo-Tech could offer what they had as their practical training grounds to help students build up their knowledge.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), he stated that the company perceived Building Technology and Geomatic Development as essential for helping humanity to solve problems; hence the mission is to use their technical knowledge to build the technical capacity of Ghana.
The Reverend Dr. Peter Ohene Kyei, Rector of the Pentecost University College, who received the donation, expressed gratitude to the firm for its gesture.
Rev Kyei said the equipment would help strengthen the good relationship between the two, as the university prepared to introduce its Civil Engineering, Geomatic Engineering, and Electrical- Electronic Engineering programmes.
In an interview, the Rector said its Engineering Faculty had started running Bachelor of Science programmes Degree in Quantity Surveying and Construction, Technology and Engineering Management.
He said these new programmes had been accredited by the National Accreditation Board and were affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
The Head of Department, Rev Joseph Teye Buertey said 30 students had enrolled for the programme and the University was fully equipped to run the four -year engineering course for both fresh students and as a top-up for Higher National Dipoma students.
He, however, welcomed the support of private companies to enable the Department to excel in carrying out its objectives.
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