Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is on the path to achieving Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s vision for Girl Child Education, University Relations Officer, Mr. Kwame Yeboah Jnr has said.
As Ghanaians commemorate the birthday of their main independence leader, first prime minister, and first president, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, authorities of KNUST have emphasized their commitment to continue the visions of the former leader in ensuring girl child education in Ghana.
Speaking on the role the former President played in establishing KNUST, Mr. Kwame Yeboah stated that the great leader demonstrated patriotism and eschewed parochialism as a visionary leader; hence, the need to honour him on the occasion of his birthday.
He added that Dr. Kwame Nkrumah being a well thought leader had a lot of visions for the University including but not limited to his vision on Girl Child Education and considering the recent dispensation in KNUST, he believes the University is on a right path to achieving this set goal.
“I believe strongly that whenever we have both men and women, things go on very well than having only men or only women. I don’t think Kwame Nkrumah would be very disappointed with how far we have come with the rate of Female intake in the University,’’ he expressed.
“This year, the increase in female population is 40% and gradually we are aiming at 50% so he will be very happy wherever he is right now,’’Mr. Yeboah told Focus FM.
KNUST as part of its effort to increase female population on campus recently converted all traditional halls on campus to a mixed hall which ensured an upsurge of female students from 37% in 2017 to 40.59% in the 2018 admission.