The Ministry of Education has charged the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD) in Somanya not to deviate but stay on its mandate and become a centre of excellence and a force to reckon with in the area of agriculture, agrobusiness development and all environmental matters.
According to the ministry, the rest of the world is expected to rely on groundbreaking research and initiatives driven by UESD which was established by government to solely proffer solutions to global climate change and climate-induced challenges.
Deputy Minister of Education, Rev. Ntim Fordjour made this call at the investiture and induction of the Vice Chancellor and Registrar of the University, Professor Eric Nyarko-Sampson and Mrs. Mary Abena Agyepong in Somanya.
“This university was established a few years ago and though in its formative years by the collective efforts of the Chairman of Council, Vice-Chancellor and management and with the strong support from traditional leaders, the university has started out on a very strong footing and rising very fast to become a force to be reckoned with and fast becoming a centre of excellence as long as matters of environment, agriculture, agrobusiness and sustainable development are concerned. As we commend the collective efforts, we are also reminded that the many challenges facing us as a globe and for which the original mandate of this university is imperative to be stayed on and not to be veered from”.
Rev. Ntim Fordjour added, “This university was established at the time when the world was faced with global challenges, climate change and climate-induced disasters, flooding, global warming and many others, and so it is very important that as a university you position yourself to play and champion front line role in climate action in ensuring that you will champion groundbreaking research, innovations and patent inventions that will ensure that the world will be compelled to come to Somanya the grounds of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development for solutions in ensuring that we create a more habitable environment and a place for humanity”.