The Acting Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Gambo Yusuf Hamza has paid an official visit to the Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi on Friday, 21st May, 2021 at the Council Chamber, KNUST. He was accompanied by the Minister, Mrs. Esther Adebola Arewa, staff of the High Commission and some members of the Nigerian Community in Ghana.
Ambassador Hamza said his visit to KNUST was to familiarise with the University Management and to interact with the Nigerian community in KNUST. He lauded the peaceful relationship that has existed between Nigerians and Ghanaians since the colonial era and urged that both countries should keep it up to enjoy the bilateral relations, impactful collaborations and cooperation. He proposed that KNUST should assess the opportunities in other areas for possible future collaborations that would enhance research, staff and student’s exchanges.
Ambassador Hamza assured the support of his office to facilitate the establishment of a KNUST satellite campus in Nigeria. According to him, the High Commission would work together with the Nigeria Government to ensure that the requisite resources needed for the establishment of a satellite campus in any state in Nigeria is provided.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson commended the High Commissioner’s commitment to ensuring that KNUST establishes a satellite campus in Nigeria. She added that the University would continue to offer on-the-spot admission to prospective Nigerian students to facilitate KNUST’s quest to increase the enrolment of international students.
“We believe that teamwork, constructive partnerships and friendships would enable us to contribute to the socio-economic development of KNUST and the world at large”, Professor Dickson emphasized.
Ambassador Hamza used the opportunity to inform the Vice-Chancellor of his intention to meet Nigerian students on campus.
In his meeting with the Nigerian students, he urged them to study diligently and tasked them to be good ambassadors of Nigeria. He advised the students to refrain from acts that would bring the name of their noble country into disrepute. He further urged them to always contact his Office for support on issues relating to their welfare as Nigerian students in Ghana.