Sun May 19, 2013
SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY DONATES BOOKS TO K-POLY
A consignment of books valued at about US $6000 has been donated to the Kumasi Polytechnic.
Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) in the US, which is currently collaborating with the Kumasi Polytechnic to run joint programmes, made the donation.
The books, 100 titles in all and covering titles in Business and Accountancy subjects, were donated primarily for the benefit of the Faculty of Business and Management Studies of the Polytechnic.
In making the presentation, a lecturer at the Faculty of Business Administration at the SCSU, Professor Samuel Kojo Andoh noted that the Polytechnic was critical to the development needs of the country.
He said, if given the needed attention and resources, Polytechnics have the ability to deliver the manpower needs of the country, adding that, “what the Polytechnics do is very critical to the mainstay of Ghana.”
Professor Andoh said, as the SCSU and Kumasi Polytechnic seek to move to the next phase of their relationship, such collaborations are critical.
“The SCSU is willing to work with K-Poly to achieve our mutual goals ultimately. It will afford those of us in the US the opportunity to learn from what is happening in Ghana and vice versa,” Professor Andoh said.
He noted that, as there is going to be an exchange of students and lecturers under the intended collaboration, both partners stand to benefit immensely.
Professor Andoh said, the SCSU was still looking at the best way of financing the collaboration and was very hopeful that something positive will come out sooner.
The Rector of K-Poly, Professor Nicholas Nsowah-Nuamah, for his part, thanked the SCSCU and Professor Andoh for their kind gesture.
Professor Nsowah-Nuamah said, the donation would go a long way to solving the problems of unavailability of relevant books the library.
“This will help stock the Polytechnic library with modern books for the benefit of students and staff,” he said.
On the intended collaboration, the Rector said all the necessary paperwork has been submitted to the National Accreditation Board for approval, which will then pave the way for the collaboration to start.
He said the National Council on Tertiary Education (NCTE) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were yet to give their seal of approval but was hopeful that the collaboration would be a reality.
PICTURE: Rector, Prof. Nsowah-Nuamah (left) makes a point to Prof. Andoh (3rd right) while holding a donated books.