DORMAA E:UENR holds first matriculation
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Brong Ahafo last saturday experienced the fruition of a landmark educational gain secured on its soil by the NDC government as a result of the inauguration of the newly established University of Energy and Natural Resources(UENR) at Fiapre in the Dormaa East district.
The programme was also combined with the matriculation of the first batch of students of the University admitted to pursue several programmes in the school.
In all 154 students, which comprised of 128 males and 26 females were matriculated to pursue two major programmes including Renewable Natural Resources and Renewable Energy Engineering.
The UENR is a fully-fledged University with the authority to award its own degrees and diplomas under an established Act of Parliament, Act 830, 2011.
However this august programme held in the area simultaneously paved way to record in history the induction of Ghana’s second female Vice Chancellor in the country.
Professor Mrs Esi Awuah of the UENR follows the immediate past Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast(UCC), Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang in the Central Region.
The University would have six schools for Engineering, Sciences, Geosciences, Agriculture and Technology, Natural Resources and Graduate Studies.
It would also have three campuses located in Sunyani, Nsoatre and Dormaa Ahenkro, and four field training stations at Mim, Brosankro and Nkyeraa for the Agriculture and Forest Resources Management students and one at Bui for Engineering students.