KNUST Commissions A Fully Renovated And Retooled Lab For College Of Engineering

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Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has commissioned a fully refurbished and retooled laboratory for the university’s College of Engineering. The College of Engineering currently runs 15 undergraduate and over 50 post graduate courses in various disciplines of engineering. The college which currently has a student population of some five thousand five hundred has trained 95% of all locally trained engineers working in several institutions in Ghana.

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Notwithstanding The contribution of the college to the country and beyond, it has for several years faced constraints of inadequate and obsolete equipment and defective buildings housing its laboratories. Training and Research activities are however expected to see a massive improvement with the purchase of new equipment costing some 5.6 Million Euros funded from the internally generated funds of the university. The university also refurbished the laboratories at a cost of some 1.3 million cedis with the Volta River Authority, GridCo and the Electricity Company of Ghana donating some four hundred and fifty cedis to reroof the laboratories.

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Commissioning the retooled laboratory, Vice Chancellor of the University professor Obiri Danso and administration of the engineering college inspected the facility to appreciate the investment made into the department. The equipment included Universal Testers, Triaxial Shear Testing equipments, Fuel Cell fabricators, a Pendulum Impact Tester, Heat Exchanger, Pump Test Right, Torsional Vibrating, Equipment, Strain Gauge Trainer, a Tree Pinned Arch among others.

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