Chinese Students Arrive in COLTEK for Internship

The second batch of students from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), have arrived at the Kumasi Campus of the University of Education Winneba (UEW) to begin a two-week internship programme. The programme is in fulfillment of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) both Universities signed in the year 2016.

The agreement is expected to last for three years after which it could be further extended if the two parties so wish. The interns, numbering 11, arrived on Saturday, 22nd September, 2018 and are scheduled to engage in teaching and learning activities, practical training sessions at computer laboratories and basic language sessions with students of the College of Technology Education, Kumasi (COLTEK).

In a meeting with the interns, the Ag. Principal of COLTEK, Prof. Frederick Kwaku Sarfo assured them that adequate preparations had been made to guarantee their safety and unforgettable experience while in UEW. He described UEW as one of the best tertiary educational institutions in Ghana endowed with highly qualified academic and non-academic staff who are highly professional in all that they do.

“We realise that the world has evolved into a global one and because of that no University hoping to survive and progress can afford to toy with international cooperation. UEW values our cooperation with UESTC; we shall do all in our power to ensure that this partnership yields the expected mutual benefits to both institutions.” He said.

Ag. Principal of COLTEK, Prof. Frederick Kwaku Sarfo (far left) in an interaction with the interns

While expressing thanks to UESTC for the opportunity granted for some UEW lecturers to pursue further studies in that institution, the Ag. Principal encouraged the interns to take advantage of the enabling environment created for them at COLTEK. “It is good you are here, we are happy to work together with you, open up and maximize every opportunity available to you so you can have your fill before your stay with us ends.” He added.

Also present at the Ag. Principal’s meeting with the interns were the Dean, Faculty of Technical Education (FTE), Prof. Stephen Jobson Mitchual and the Head of Department, Information Technology Education (ITE), Dr Samuel Adu Gyamfi.

Meanwhile, the hosting Department, ITE organised a brief orientation to expose the interns to the workings on the campus in a bid to ensure their proper integration on Monday, 24th September, 2018.

In his Welcome Message, Dr. Adu-Gyamfi assured the interns of the warm reception they would enjoy from Ghanaians. Nonetheless, he admonished them to take their personal security very seriously. He cautioned them against going out individually to avoid any unforeseen occurrences.

The orientation was climaxed with a tour of the campus. They were guided round the campus by the Head, Industrial Liaison office, Mr. Donald Kwame Asiedu.

The students on a tour round COLTEK Campus