Exciting News! SRC Organizes Educational Trip to Kantanka Automobile

Exciting News!
SRC Organizes Educational Trip to Kantanka Automobile

Fellow students!
The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of our esteemed technical university is thrilled to announce an educational trip to Kantanka Automobile, located at Wineba, on Wednesday, 26th April 2024.
What to Expect
This trip offers a unique opportunity to explore the innovative world of automobile manufacturing and technology. Kantanka Automobile, a pioneering company in Ghana’s automotive industry, will open its doors to us, providing a behind-the-scenes look at their cutting-edge facilities and processes.
Learning Outcomes
Gain insight into the design, production, and assembly of vehicles
Understand the latest technologies and innovations in the automotive sector
Network with professionals and like-minded individuals
Enhance your knowledge and skills in a practical setting
Logistics
Date: Wednesday, 26th April 2024
Time: 4:00 AM (prompt departure from the university premises)
Transportation: Comfortable buses will be provided
Duration: Full day (approximately 8 hours)
Registration: Kindly sign up at the SRC office or approach any of the SRC executives and make full payment by 24th April 2024
Don’t Miss Out!
This trip promises to be an enriching experience, combining learning with fun. Don’t miss this chance to broaden your horizons and expand your knowledge in the field of automotive technology.
Contact
For further information or inquiries, please reach out to the SRC office or email .
Let’s Explore and Learn Together!
Happy reading, and we look forward to seeing you on the 26th!

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Recap of the Occupational Health and Safety Seminar

 

Last week, the Student Representative Council (SRC) orchestrated a captivating seminar delving into the crucial realm of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). The event, hosted by the esteemed  Eng. Dr. Anthony Cann-Tamakloe, not only shed light on vital safety protocols but also empowered attendees with essential knowledge for their future careers.

The seminar, held in the spacious auditorium, drew an engaged crowd of approximately 30 students from various disciplines. It was heartening to witness such a strong turnout, underscoring the collective commitment to ensuring safe work environments.

During our session, we had the privilege of being guided by Eng. Dr. Anthony Cann-Tamakloe, is an experienced professional in the field. He provided us with a thorough understanding of occupational hazards, risk assessment strategies, and regulatory frameworks. His presentation was illuminating and emphasized the significance of prioritizing safety in all workplace settings, ranging from construction sites to corporate offices.

Interactive discussions and real-life case studies peppered the session, enriching our understanding and prompting introspection on how we can actively contribute to fostering safer work cultures.

After the seminar, the participants were given certificates as a gesture of gratitude for their participation. These certificates are not only proof of our dedication to professional growth but also serve as a reminder of the duties we have as future leaders in our respective fields.

Great news for those who missed the first seminar or want to learn more about OHS. We are excited to announce that the second edition of the seminar is scheduled for next semester due to the overwhelming success of the first one. Stay tuned for further details as we continue to prioritize the safety and well-being of our student community.

“In conclusion”, let us carry forward the insights gained from this seminar as we embark on our professional journeys. Together, let us strive to create workplaces where safety is not just a priority but a non-negotiable cornerstone of excellence.

Until next time, stay safe and keep aspiring for greatness!

Warm regards,

Our Labs and Workshops

With the CBT Based training, Research and practical practice at AGIHL aims to develop innovative solutions to the world’s most daunting engineering challenges.  From addressing the mechanical and agricultural needs of tomorrow to improving already existing mechanizations.  AGIHL’s research efforts are enhanced through creative collaborations with leading technical/industrial intuitions and as wells as gifted individuals.

Compiled here are just some a few of AGIHL labs and training centers where cutting-edge research and development are taking place.

  • E-Library
  • Mechanical Engineering Lab
  • Mechatronics Lab
  • Renewable Energy Technology Lab
  • Agriculture Mechanization Lab
  • Civil Engineering Lab
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering Lab

About Our Rector – Prof. Ernest Owusu-Ansah

The Rector of Assemblies of God Institute of Higher Learning is Prof. Ernest Owusu-Ansah (AGIHL). He is a professor of biomedical chemistry. In 2009, Prof. Ernest Owusu-Ansah graduated from the University of Bristol with a PhD in chemistry. He spent most of his career at the University of Cape Coast’s chemistry department (UCC). He was hired by the Department of Chemistry at UCC to serve as an academic advisor to chemistry students from September 2001 to May 2005. He was the chemistry department’s registration officer from November 2001 to September 2005. He joined the academic planning committee between August 2004 and September 2005.   He was appointed department head in the Department of Laboratory Technology from November 2009 until August 2013. From August 2013 to July 2015, he served as the deputy dean of the School of Physical Sciences. In October and November 2013, he served as the pro-vice-chancellor and interim vice-chancellor. He was appointed Dean of the School of Allied Sciences from August 2015 until August 2016.   Prof. Ernest Owusu-Ansah has conducted numerous investigations and published his findings in the fields of toxicology, using natural products to manage insect pests, and treating infections that affect both plants and people. Additionally, Prof. Owusu-Ansah serves on the national accrediting board’s panel of assessors and is a member of the Assemblies of God Church, Dadiesoaba, Kumasi.

Our Community

AGIHL’s diverse community, which includes students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners, and more, collaborates on research, education, and various extracurricular activities. In addition to academic pursuits, the community comes together through student clubs, staff organizations, and religious life groups.

About Assemblies of God Institute of Higher Learning

The education system in Ghana founded by the British remains largely unchanged even after over half a century of independence.  Since the trend was to train manpower to run government businesses, institutions were set up with specific mandates for training of personnel.  The mode of delivery since then has always been knowledge-based training.  Although technical schools were also set up to help train the middle level manpower industrial needs for the country, it has not fully achieved the intended purpose.

The emphasis of successive governments was on building more Secondary Schools at the expense of Technical Schools.  Technical education has not seen rapid expansion because of the perception that it is for those who are academically challenged.  Again, in terms of further education in the field, not much provision has been made.  Though the Polytechnics were set up as a channel to further educate students from Technical Schools, it has many challenges, including the lack of equipment, lack of trained tutors, and the general apathy based on misconception.

The mode of delivery in the few existing Technical Schools has also been basically knowledge-based training. Unfortunately, this training has not seen much success because the Technical Schools lack basic equipment, as well as the deficiency in teachers regarding skills and relevant competencies in skills-based training.

AGIHL believes that skill development based on Competency-Based Training (CBT) should be the way forward.  This will call for the overhaul of the entire technical education curriculum and the re-training of its facilitators.

As of now, the major challenge facing the country is the overproduction of University graduates with little or no skills chasing non-existent jobs, which has led to the now high level of unemployment.  The multi-dimensional effects include lack of confidence in the education system, which will eventually affect the enthusiasm of parents investing in their children’s education.

An attempt to move in the technical direction has led to a premature conversion of six out of the ten Polytechnics into Technical Universities.  This is coming with a huge cost of writing new curriculum which should be placed on Competency-Based Training platform with an emphasis on skill development and training of facilitators using proper equipment.

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD INITIATIVE

To compliment government efforts in improving Technical education and making it the sure means to providing employable skills to the people of Ghana, the ASSEMBLIES OF GOD, GHANA, as part of its corporate and social responsibility is embarking on establishing a Technical University as an educational initiative.  At the beginning of 2015, the Church sought help from the Council for Technical Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) to write a Competency-Based Training (CBT) curriculum with emphasis on skill development.  The National Accreditations Board (NAB) has granted the Institutional Accreditation, and in a few weeks will also grant the Programmes Accreditation.  As it stands now, COTVET has approved six programmes for the start of ASSEMBLIES OF GOD INSTITUTE OF HIGHER LEARNING (AGIHL) in Kumasi.

The programmes Approved by COTVET, and Accredited by NAB are as follows:

  1. Tech in Agricultural Mechanisation
  2. Tech in Renewable Energy Technology
  3. Tech in Mechatronics
  4. Tech in Electrical / Electronic Engineering
  5. Tech in Civil Engineering (with emphasis on environmental issues, civil works, construction and management, roads and highways)
  6. Tech in Mechanical Engineering (with emphasis on welding and fabrication, plant processing, design and manufacturing, automotive)

The University already have Lecture Halls and Offices, Library, E-Library fitted with 33 computers, ICT centre with 50 computers, connected to the Internet.

The University of Education Winneba, through its Kumasi campus, has granted needed affiliation, though with limited involvement. This is because though the University run technical programmes, the levels are not high enough for them to mentor another technical institution.  However, since they serve as the only facilitators of the CBT programmes in the nation; their affiliation has been accepted by the NAB.