All Nations University has been adjudged Oil and Gas Institution of the Year, at the just-ended 2017 edition of Ghana Oil & Gas Awards and Exhibition (GOGA).
The prestigious awards ceremony was organized by GOGA at the Kempinski Gold Coast City in Accra to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of both local and international companies and institutions that are directly or indirectly involved in Ghana Oil & Gas sector.
The event focused on the human developments, technologies, financial packages, insurance products, best practices and others, while the renowned private university was honoured the “Oil & Gas Institution of the Year”, 2017, in human development and best practices.
Dr. Theophilus Oware, Senior Assistant Registrar – Advancement and Technology and Nana (Dr.) Baah Boakye, Dean of School of Engineering received the award on behalf of the University.
The president and founder of All Nations University, Dr. Samuel Donkor, who was delighted with the successes chalked by the university, expressed his profound gratitude to the entire faculty for their immense contributions to the development of the various departments especially that of Oil and Gas.
“I must say I am very happy with what we have achieved so far as an institution, we did this with a strong team effort from everybody and I must commend the faculty members for their immense dedication and unflinching support,” he said.
Dr. Donkor in an interview with Citi News LAO indicated that the university has invested over US$300,000 to revamp the oil and gas engineering labs as well as other engineering disciplines.
“Notable amounts of financial investment have gone into training and hiring of qualified senior faculty members at the department, we have already spent $300,000 to restructure and revamp our engineering laboratories to make it one of the best and standardized in the country for our students to have the best of practical tuition.
The President of the University, however, advised prospective students to choose All Nations University due to their foresight and higher educational successes chalked.
“Currently, All Nations University is only University in Ghana to run an Oil & Gas Engineering programme and our aim is to train both local and international engineers to participate in the development of oil and gas industry. Again, All Nations University is the only university in Ghana and Sub Sahara Africa to successfully design, build and deploy a satellite (cubeSat) into orbit (GHANASAT 1) by our trained engineers so there are a million reasons why we stand out among all other universities,” he stated.
Dr Donkor also reiterated his university’s commitment towards helping the government fight illegal mining which has bedevilled the nation.
“The next mission of the university is to collaborate with Government, and corporate bodies to design and build GhanaSat 2 to address issues such as oil spillage, illegal mining, land and water pollution and other issues facing the Ghanaian society. We know and believe the GhanaSat 2 will assist the country with every data and information on all these problems and challenges.”
By: Neil Amatey Kanarku/citifmonline.com/Ghana