Thu May 23, 2013
K-Poly bids farewell to Sierra Leonean Visiting Professor
The Kumasi Polytechnic yesterday bid farewell to Professor Joseph Lawrence Aruna Kamara of the University of Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College, whose one month stay in Kumasi as visiting Professor has ended.
Professor Kamara, who is the head of the Department of Mathematics at the Sierra Leone University, helped draft the framework for academic co-operation and collaboration between the Kumasi Polytechnic and the University of Sierra Leone, during his stay. But more importantly, he also helped develop a syllabus for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Statistics programme, which the Kumasi Polytechnic intends to introduce in the 2012/2013 academic year, in collaboration with the University of Sierra Leone.
“By and large I am satisfied with my stay here at the Kumasi Polytechnic as I have achieved what I set out to do in the four weeks I have been here,” Professor Kamara said. He noted that, the relationship between the two institutions needed to be deepened for the mutual benefit of their staff and students.
According to Professor Kamara, it was essential that all the structures that have been put in place towards the forthcoming launch of the PhD programme in Statistics at the Kumasi Polytechnic are improved upon so that the programme can take off smoothly.
The Rector of the Kumasi Polytechnic, Professor Nicholas Nsowah-Nuamah praised the departing Visiting Professor for his hard work and dedication to duty. Professor Nsowah-Nuamah urged Professor Kamara to return for the PhD programme. A smock was presented to Professor Kamara as a token of appreciation for his services to the polytechnic.
Rector, Prof. Nsowah-Nuamah decorates Prof. Kamara, Sierra Leonean Visiting Professor, with the smock during his farewell ceremony.