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Kwadaso Agricultural College to be upgraded into university – President Akuffo Addo

Kwadaso Agricultural College to be upgraded into university - President Akuffo Addo
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Akuffo Addo to upgrade Kwadaso Agricultural college into a university.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo has revealed his administration’s plan to upgrade the Kwadaso Agricultural College in Kwadasso of the Ashanti Region, into a university with immediate effect.

President Akuffo Addo made this known when he received the officials of the Kwadaso Agricultural College.

The celebration, with the theme “Kwadaso Agricultural College 100 Years of Agricultural Education in Ghana,” was held to honor the school’s accomplishments, which include the production of about 75,000 professionals since its founding in 1922.

President Akuffo Addo was quoted by state radio as having said that government would take measures to ensure that the programme becomes successful and sustainable in future.

Why upgrade an agricultural college?

Kwadaso Agricultural College is the only agricultural teaching institution in Ghana. It has produced graduates who have gone on to teach at other colleges and universities.

The upgrading of the college will help increase production of food which will be beneficial for the country, especially with increased population.

How can Ghana benefit from this decision?

Ghana can benefit from this decision by creating the first agricultural university in the country.

The new institution is expected to not only train students in agriculture, but also provide opportunities for research and development. This will help Ghana increase its productivity and competitiveness in the global market.

What are some other international agricultural universities?

Some other international agricultural universities include the University of Guelph in Canada, Iowa State University, Texas A&M and Penn State.

*The University of Guelph is located in Ontario, Canada and has been around since 1964.
*Iowa State University has been around since 1869 and is located in Ames, Iowa.
*Texas A&M was founded in 1876 and is located in College Station, Texas.

What are some other good reasons to upgrade Kwadaso Agricultural College?

Kwadaso Agricultural College is an institution that has been providing agricultural education for more than 100 years.

The school was established in 1922 and the President of Ghana, Akufo-Addo has come out with his plan to upgrade the school into a University.

This will be the first private agricultural University in Ghana and it will help produce much needed talent that is required in order to help develop Ghana’s agricultural sector.

Why should individuals support upgrading an agricultural college?

There are many reasons why individuals should support the president’s goal of upgrading Kwadaso Agricultural College into a University.

First, it will provide more educational opportunities for students and make it easier for them to complete their studies.

Second, this will also provide more job opportunities in the fields of agriculture and food science.

Third, it will be an opportunity for graduates to become professors or researchers.
This is not just about one school or one region, but about the country as a whole.

Any other details

President Akuffo Addo on Thursday announced that he was going to upgrade Kwadaso Agricultural College in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital, into the country’s third public university.

The president said he wanted the new institution to be named Kwadaso University and that it would have three faculties: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Social Sciences, and Science and Technology.

FAQs

What is the name of the new university in Kwadaso?

The new university will be called Kwadaso University.

What will it offer?

The university will have courses in engineering, agriculture, arts and social sciences.

How long has this project been in development?

The project was first proposed in 2020 by President Akufuo Addo during his campaign for president. It was also part of his 100-day plan when he took office.

When will it open its doors to students?

He said that once established, the university would serve as an incubator for the development of more agricultural professionals in the country.

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