The alumni of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have set up the KNUST Alumni COVID-19 Fund with an amount of GHC50,000 to assist in the nation’s fight against the deadly novel coronavirus.
The newly established fund will be managed by the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) of the KNUST.
The leadership of the alumni last Thursday met the management of University and made known to them their plans.
Led by the Global President of the KNUST Alumni, Dr. Kwaku Agbesi, the group expressed pleasure about the work the KCCR was doing in the wake of the global pandemic, and the need to support worth the cause.
He assured the University that the alumni were now very vibrant and well-positioned to render the needed assistance towards the development of the university.
He assured the university that the alumni were now very highly-spirited and well-positioned to offer the needed support regarding the development of the university.
He, therefore, entreated all members of the alumni worldwide to donate to the fund.
The Council Chairman of the university, Nana Effah Apenteng, who received the cheque on behalf of the KCCR, applauded the alumni for coming to support the school in this difficult time.
Present were the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kwasi Obiri-Danso, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mrs Rita Akosua Dickson and a former Vice-Chancellor of the KNUST, Prof. William Otoo Ellis.
Nana Apenteng said the initiative was for the benefit of the university and had come at a time the government was struggling with resources to help curb the novel virus.
That notwithstanding, the council chairman, urged on the citizenry to comply with the various COVID-19 preventive protocols adding that “ together we can fight this social canker”.
Source: Daily Graphic