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KTU Wins 3rd Place At The Just Ended Applied Research Conference Of Technical Universities

Research is an essential component of tertiary education as society considers universities as its think tank. As a result, Vice Chancellors of Technical Universities, Ghana (VCTUG) have instituted a Biennial Applied Research Conference of Technical Universities in Ghana (ARCTUG). The focus is to disseminate research findings and exhibits for technology transfer as our contribution to TVET development employment creation in Ghana.

The third (3rd) in the series, was hosted by Sunyani Technical University from May 28 to June 1, 2024. Participants spanned all research institutions in Ghana, Africa, and the international community.

As part of the conference, all Technical Universities (TUs) were mandated to exhibit innovative ideas. Accordingly, Koforidua Technical University submitted a number of new products. These included roofing and floor tiles made from plastic waste, interlocking blocks from waste materials, timbercrete, Artificial Intelligence/IoT Electrical Management System, Automated Chlorine Generator and improved water treatment system.

After an evaluation by a team of experts, Koforidua Technical University ranked third (3rd) in the exhibition and this a testament to the progress the University is making in developing new products in fulfilment of its third mandate, community development.

The exhibitors included Dr. Alexander Fordjour, King Solomon Akorli, Emmanuel Tetteh Narteh, Kwadwo Asamoah Oku-Afari, Jeannet Nnennaya Igwe Onwukwe, Tijani Ahmed Semadu, Isaac Ayittey, Adika Hubert, Bryan Acheampong, Stephen Appiah and Godfred Kwakye Addo.

In addition to the exhibitor were presentation of papers by Dr. Enock Mintah Ampaw, Maxwell Hubert Antwi, King Solomon Akorli, Isaac Tornyi, among other.

The delegation was led by Prof. Samuel Kwofie, the Director of Research and Innovation and assisted by Ms. Patience Kwakyewa Asirifi, the Administrator of the Research and Innovation Directorate

Management of the University, led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Owusu, lauded the efforts of all the participants and encouraged further commitment for groundbreaking innovations.

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