Anglican University to fill technology gap in oil industry when operational
- Created on Friday, 29 June 2012 14:27
A former General Manager of the Anglican Education Unit (AEU), Mr. James Mike Abban, has said the Anglican University of Technology (ANGUTECH), when operational, will fill all the gaps in the technology industry, particularly the oil sector.
The University, which is yet to be opened officially, has five satellite campuses in the Eastern, Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, and Central regions.
He said this at the 42nd Conference of Managers and Heads of Anglican Institutions (COMHAI) at the Adisadel College in Cape Coast on the theme “the future of education in Ghana: the Anglican perspective”.
Mr. Abban said crude oil was discovered way back in Ghana in the late 1960s and early 1970s and the training in oil technologies ought to have taken off so many years ago but unfortunately, Ghana was yet to make strides in that sector.
He said ANGUTECH would fulfill the oil industry’s technical demands on the job market and appealed to Ghanaian universities to tailor the training needs and activities to meet the demands of the prevailing circumstances in the country.
Mr Abban said attempts to withdraw Religious and Moral Education (RME) from the GES syllabus could promote indiscipline, immorality, examination malpractices and poor examination results.
The acting General Manager of the AEU, Mr. Emmanuel Nuertey, said the conference had been designed to help heads and managers of the Anglican Education Unit from crèche to higher institutions to achieve more efficient administrative practices.
Mr. Nuertey said the Association would continue to seek the welfare of its members, ensure growth and foster good relationship between the hierarchy of the Anglican Church and its education sector.