The Minister of Science and Technology of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Ogbonaya Onu has visited the University of Cape Coast as part of his visit to Ghana.
The Minister is in the country to deliver a lecture as part of the activities earmarked for this year’s republic day celebrations.
Receiving the minister and his delegation, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole expressed gratitude to the minister for including the university on his itinerary while in the country.
The Vice-Chancellor enumerated various programmes being run by the university and added that due to the changing needs of society, new and relevant demand-driven programmes were being introduced from time to time. He told the visiting Minister that due to the dwindling of government subvention from the state to run the university, that a number of entrepreneurial activities have been initiated to plug the gap in financing the operations of the University.
Responding, Dr. Onu encouraged management to continue with the good work they were doing, adding that he looked forward to the day when African universities would make their way into the top ten of the world’s universities ranking. He urged African Universities to work hard to find solutions to the numerous challenges facing the continent in particular and the world at large. This, according to him would pave the way for others from both Europe and America to come and learn from Africa.
He expressed gratitude to the university for the warm reception accorded him and his delegation and hoped it would culminate in further deliberations and collaboration in the near future.