The President of the CSIR College of Science and Technology, Prof. Mark Appiah has charged graduate students to make a conscious effort to inquire about industrial problems.
He says the action should be geared towards generating solutions to indigenous problems.
“Try and link up with these institutions, find out what their research needs are and try to address them when you’re planning your thesis,” he stated at a matriculation session at Fumesua. “That’s when your thesis becomes relevant, so when you’re done, you can easily be employed”.
The College admitted 45 students into various programmes including MPhil/MSc Climate Change and Integrated Natural Resources Management and MPhil Aquaculture.
The programmes will be handled at the Kumasi and Accra campuses.
Prof. Mark Appiah says the university college is planning to move most courses to weekends and online, and encouraged lecturers to be abreast of the changes.
“The kind of students we would want to have are not the students who don’t have jobs but those who are also working.
“Most of the teaching activities will be going online. Going online will be a priority,” he said.
He hinted the College will soon embark on double intake and roll out additional Masters and PhD programmes.
Scholarship opportunities will also be expanded to help prospective brilliant but needy applicants to enroll.
“We’re going to expand the scholarship. We’re going to expand our bursary to encourage those with special needs to learn,” he said.