The President of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech), Dr. Stephen G. Wells, has called on the Dean, International Programmes Office, Prof. Daniel Duah on March 14, 2023.
Other members of the team included Dr. David L. Greene - Vice President, Student Services; Dr. Robert Balch - Director, PRRC; Dr. Tan Nguyen - Professor of Petroleum Engineering; and Dr. William Ampomah - Professor, Petroleum Engineering/PRRC.
It would be revealed that KNUST signed an MOU with NMIMT in 2019 to facilitate the advancement of knowledge on the basis of reciprocity, best effort, mutual benefit. The purpose of the visit was to discuss progress of the MOU.
Progress made so far includes completion of all preparatory activities on 2 + 2 programme which should start earnestly, funding some research activities in the College of Engineering worth $10,000, and support of over 20 KNUST graduates with schlarships for postgraduate studies.
Prof. Duah welcomed President Wells and his team to the International Programmes Office and provided an overview of the collegiate system of the university including the Institute of Distance Learning. He highlighted the importance of the cooperation and the opportunities that are available to both institutions.
The two teams agreed to discuss details of the renewal of the MOU later this year and use the next test to develop a joint framework for joint PhD degrees culminating in the renewal of the MOU in April 2024.
President Wells provided an overview of New Mexico Tech and expressed delight about the progress made so far. He officially invited the Vice Chancellor and her team to visit New Mexico Tech later this year and was optimistic that having the first female Vice Chancellor visit them would inspire the youth. He also indicated that there would be opportunity to meet the city leadership to engage in fruitful discussions.
Prof. Duah welcomed the invitation and the opportunities to deepen the relationship between the two institutions. He looked forward to working with the Provost, College of Engineering, Prof. Kwabena Britwum Nyarko to ensure a smooth process. He finally wished them well in all their endeavors.