The management of the Koforidua Technical University in the Eastern Region has announced to begin a four-year B-Tech programme in Welding and Fabrication in the 2021 academic year.
The Vice-Chancellor of the KTU, Professor David Kofi Assuman speaking to Citi News said: “We are hoping to start in 2021 and luckily we have taken delivery of all the equipment we will require to train them properly”.
“Most at times, people see welding as business which is done on the roadside but we want to tell them we are doing a degree programme on that in KTU,” he added.
Professor David Kofi Assuman furthered that “this is part of our niche area that mechatronics so welding and fabrication and mechatronics and we want students to come and enroll because it has a lot of future.”
A boost for 1D1F
The Vice-Chancellor who expressed appreciation for the equipment said the four-year program will produce technical people to support the one district one factory programme.
“We need a lot of these people to be able to make it a success because all the factories require some machinery and equipment and you need these specially trained guys to put them together and that is why we are going to run this degree program to support the industrialization efforts of the country.” he indicated.