The Asante Mampong Campus of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) has taken delivery of equipment valued at €10,000.00 to support teaching and learning in the University.
The pieces of equipment were supplied to the University, thanks to a €10,000.00 grant awarded to Dr. Reginald Asangba Taluah, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (DIS) under the Returning Experts Programme of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The equipment included a risograph machine, desktop computer, hard drives, headphones, and accessories.
A GIZ team, led by its Country Coordinator, Mrs. Dapne Amarkai Quayson, officially handed over the equipment to Dr. Taluah on August 23, 2023, for onward presentation to the Management of the Asante Mampong Campus the of the University.
Receiving the equipment, the Acting Principal of the Asante Mampong Campus, Prof. Emmanuel Dartey, expressed profound gratitude to the benefactors for the kind gesture, and especially to Dr. Taluah for his dedication to the development of AAMUSTED.
He described the donation as timely and highlighted the importance of the equipment to the staff and students of the University. Prof. Dartey, therefore, appealed to international and local agencies and individuals to emulate the example of GIZ by lending a hand to further enhance the overall quality of teaching and learning in the University.
Present at the brief handing over ceremony to support Prof. Dartey in receiving the equipment included the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture Education, Prof. Dr. Isaac Abunyuwa; the Campus Registrar, Mr. Richard Kwadwo Mprah; Campus Head of Finance, Lawyer Gregory Asankomah; and the Heads of Audit and Library, Ms. Monica Boateng and Mr. Kwabena Amoako.
It is recalled that Dr. Taluah, in May 2023 received an award as the Outstanding Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Dissertation Prize for 2020 and 2021 by the Fachverband Afrikanistik e.V (German Association of African Linguistics).
A jury comprising members from all the African Studies Institutes in the German-speaking area selected Dr. Taluah’s Ph.D. Dissertation – Grandmasters of the Drum: A Literary Linguistic Analysis of the Dagbamba Panegyrics – as the best in the last two years.
He received a cash prize and a certificate of recognition for the sterling work. It is his training in Germany which offered him the opportunity to apply for the grant that led to the supply of the pieces of equipment to AAMUSTED.