A Deputy Minister of Education, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, has challenged tertiary institutions in the country to strive for the training of more researchers towards the development of the country.
He stressed the need for more groundbreaking researchers to be trained to lead in the drive for creativity and innovation towards the transformation of the nation’s development agenda.
Rev. Ntim Fordjour made the call at the 56th congregation of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.
He lauded KNUST for its role in the training of many professionals in various fields in the country and the rest of the world. He urged the university to deepen its collaboration with various stakeholders towards the development of research across the globe.
The Deputy Minister explained that the massive push towards the development of STEM education from Kindergarten to the tertiary level across the country by the government, attested to the effort being made to increase access to STEM education in the country.
Rev. Ntim Fordjour, who is also the Member of Parliament for Assin South, lauded the Asantehene for his role played towards the development of education at the KNUST and the rest of the country.
The Vice Chancellor of KNUST, Prof. Mrs Rita Akosua Dickson, praised the past leaders of the University for their roles played in leading to the feat chalked so far.
She used the occasion to enumerate the various awards and gains made by faculty members, students and other stakeholders bringing glory to the image and laurels of the university.
She also praised the government for the massive infrastructural development it assigned to the institution over the years and promised to make good use of them to promote the development of education and research in the country.