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General News of Saturday, 14 June 2003

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KNUST To Introduce Aerospace Engineering

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is to introduce a new programme in Aerospace Engineering next year, the first in West Africa. The move has been given a boost by the Washington State University in the US, which has offered to provide KNUST with the equipment needed for the course.

Vice Chancellor, Professor Kwesi Andam disclosed this in an interview with LUV FM after launching the fifth annual trade and technology fair organized by the Students Representative Council of the University.

Provisional agreement for the supply of equipment for the project was reached between the two institutions during a recent visit to the US by the Vice Chancellor.

Officials of the Washington State University are due in the country in August to conclude the agreement for the project to take-off in August 2004.

Professor Andam said students in Ghana and the West African sub-region will be trained in aeronaut and aircraft management. He also announced that the World’s Largest aircraft manufacturer, Boeing will support the programme.

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