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Germany issues grants worth 200,000 Euros to two tertiary institution in Ghana.
Ministry of Culture and Science of the North-Rhine Westphalia State in Germany has issues grant worth 200,000 Euros to Ghana. This will be use to enhance technical education in the country for two universities.
The grants will be for Koforidua Technical University (KTU) and the Ho Technical University. It will aim to boost their capacity and make them embark on a five-year projects to improve the quality and relevance of courses they offered.
The grant will make them undertake research work with the Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences (HSHL) in Germany. Meanwhile, it will help develop relevant networks among themselves and business partners.
Vice-Chancellor of the KTU, Prof. Smile Dzisi said ”The KTU signed a memorandum of understanding with the HSHL on February 27, 2017 to allow the two institutions collaborate and develop a joint curriculum and degree programmes.”
As a result of the partnership with the German university, the KTU had developed a bachelor’s programme in mechatronics engineering. This will help ghanaians as it will be the first in the nation.
The school will benefit from necessary books that will help run the programme successfully. KTU staff has also visited a number of industries in Germany to enable them acquire skills to offer practical skills training to KTU’s students.
President of Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, Professor Dr Klaus Zeppenfeld said ”The collaboration had begun to yield fruitful results. He also said the collaboration would be used to encourage students with innovative ideas to come up with proposals.”
According to Prof. Zeppenfeld, this innovative ideas will help them get several German companies as they are ready to support German-African innovation programmes with funding.