Dominion is putting itself to the task providing solution to waste and its related challenges to the environment by turning plastics into something useful such bio-fuel, according to authorities of the school.Prof Nicholas N. N. Nsowah-Nuamah disclosed this at the occasion of his investiture as the President of Dominion University College at Spintex in Accra.
Converting plastics and waste materials into fuel would be an addition to the many programmes that students will be trained on to close the wide gap between the industry and academia.According to him, these projects will “enhance the intellectual capacity of Dominion University community allow our students to have their hands-on experience; enhance the Africa industrial revolution concept that we all envisage today“Boost the confidence of the creation of industries in Ghana and thereby improve significantly the electronic/electrical and energy sectors.
”He explained that the solution by all standards would also generate jobs for the teeming unemployed youth after their study in the facility.Prof Nsowah-Nuamah also revealed that the college had set to assemble solar cars and others like solar wheel chairs and severs and special type of desktop computers called P-Machines that can be connected to a number of monitors.
The P-Machines can be connected to approximately 10 monitors with same efficiency and speed as standalone computers, which is cost effective computer networking system that utilises solar energy and cut down on hard hardware cost by 60 percent.
The technological driven institution introduced this programme to prepare and impact students on how to be solution providers or problem solvers than job seekers.With the emerging challenges of climate change and its accompanied problems, the cutting edge solution of assembling solar cars would be an add on to Ghana’s fight against the canker.
The University College poised to introduce solution driven courses that would also challenge other tertiary institutions to design programmes that will be fit for purpose, thus addressing the teeming development setbacks facing Ghana.Ghanaian universities are being heavily criticised for not providing the needed skills and training for their students to effectively meet the changing dynamics of today’s world and continue to stockpile theories that don’t connect with reality.He said he is going to lead the college to go into manufacturing.
Prof Nsowah-Nuamah said Dominion would have among its manufactured goods, solar panels and portable solar energy devices to power electronic products in the country and Africa as a whole.Prof Nsowah-Nuamah urged Ghanaians and people of Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) to expect more from Dominion, since it has positioned itself to keep up with the daily demands of the contrary world.
To provide the Sub-Sahara, most especially with a very skilled labour, Dominion would introduce modern technology and approach in apprenticeship training in Ghana, starting with master craftsmen/women.However, Prof Nsowah-Nuamah to improve the standard of the university college to obtain Charter, increase enrolment, turn it into a Technological and Innovation Research University as well as increase financial sustainability.
Prof Nsowah-Nuamah added although undergraduate programmes in Ghana are bursting at the seams with so many institutions running almost same courses, Dominion, on the other hand, would run PhD and Masters’ programmes that are relevant to the industry and economy.Chairman for Dominion Governing Council, Prof Felox Nikoi Hammond said they pride themselves as privilege with the coming board of Prof Nsowah-Nuamah.