The College of Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has received assorted books worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to boost its academic work.
The books totalling 232, cover many key areas of engineering studies, including; Soil Mechanics, Foundation, Water and Hydraulic Engineering, as well as Reinforced Concrete Design, Marketing and Quantity Surveying, Accounting, amongst other aspects.
Nana Baffour Yaw Boateng, Domenasehene, presenting the books on behalf of the family of the late Engineer (Ing.) Francis Decimus Nerquaye-Tetteh, a past student of the College, at a ceremony in Kumasi, said the gesture was to contribute significantly to research and learning.
“It is always a good virtue to give back to society for the immense support and contribution gained from the College,” he noted.
Nana Boateng indicated that the acquisition of knowledge through learning materials could not be glossed over, and gave the family’s assurance of coming to the aid of the College when necessary.
He lauded the authorities for their resolve to raise academic standards at the University to help to address emerging development challenges confronting the Ghanaian society.
Professor Mark Adom-Asamoah, Provost of the College, said they would be forever grateful to the family of the late Nerquaye-Tetteh for the gesture.
“Nana, this donation will not only help in the students’ learning, but will also create an awareness to other alumni to contribute towards the development of the University,” he stated.
Present at the ceremony were Prof. Samuel Kwofie, Dean, Faculty of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, Prof. E. K. Forkuo, Dean, Faculty of Civil and Geo-Engineering, Dr. Kofi Owusu-Daaku, former Dean of Students and Mrs. Akua Asantewaa Badu Sampene, College Librarian.