Final Vision Technology Ltd. Partners Regent University to Transform Engineering Education
17-01-2017 - Final Vision Technology Limited, a Canadian-based technology manufacturing firm, has donated assorted computer engineering equipment to Regent University College of Science and Technology.
The items worth about GHS 10,000 were donated to the University as part of the firm’s commitment to transforming engineering education in Africa, by promoting hands-on learning. The equipment included voltimeters, multimeters, micro controllers, cloud terminals, digital multimedia kits, solar panels and wireless adaptors.
The Chief Executive Officer of Final Vision Technology, Mr. Anthony Ardiabah, presented the items to the University. The President of Regent University College, Professor Nicholas N.N. Nsowah-Nuamah, received the items on behalf of the University College and expressed appreciation to the team at Final Vision Technology Ltd. for the support.
The technology firm will also assist in the setting up of a modern computer engineering laboratory at the Regent Campus that will be powered by renewable energy. This will be done in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Allied Sciences (FECAS).
“Through this co-operation students will acquire relevant skills in the field of engineering, thus contributing towards making Regent a centre for technology and innovation”, said Prof. Nsowah-Nuamah. He assured the firm that the equipment will be put to good use.
Final Vision Technology Limited in partnership with FECAS will also train Regent students in the manufacturing of various engineering components as well. Students will also benefit from the expertise of faculty from St. Mary's University in Canada, an affiliate institution of Regent.
Also in attendance at the presentation ceremony were the University Registrar, Ms. Nancy Ansah, the Dean of FECAS, Dr. Paul Obeng, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Stanley Moffatt, Dr. Erzen Lokman, Head of the
UCC Signs MoU with Final Vision Technologies
UCC Signs MoU with Final Vision Technologies
The University of Cape Coast has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Final Vision (FvTech), a technology solutions company based in Canada, to provide lecturers and students access to educational materials from Database for Development & Excellence (AIDDE) e-library.
The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, signed on behalf of the University whiles the Chief Executive Officer of FvTech, Dr. Bazir Serushago, signed for his organisation.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Prof. Ampiah said there were several limitations with the use of text books and other printed materials as compared to the electronic versions. He noted that the collaboration between UCC and FvTech would afford lecturers and students the opportunity to get access to a collection of educational materials from renowned academics, organisations and publishers all over the world. “What excites me the most is that our lecturers who have published text books, research articles can put them on the platform so that they can receive royalties based on the number of users of their materials,” he indicated.
Prof. Ampiah said his vision was to digitise the University and, therefore, the MoU was a step in the right direction. “The electronic library will also help with our online distance programmes since most of the students will not be on campus to have physical access to the Sam Jonah Library” he noted.
On his part, Dr. Serushago, said his team developed AIDDE e-library and the e-Teaching Technology for the digitisation and sharing of Educational resources from African universities. He noted that through the Africa Innovation Challenges Platform (AICP), universities and industries would share educational materials including thesis, academic textbooks, research materials, journals, research articles and other publications as well as industry manuals and articles in Africa and the rest of the world.
Dr. Serushago said AIDDE Platform currently has over 50, 000 educational resources including, new academic textbooks, publication, journal, articles from publishers and partners from Europe, Africa Renowned Professors, and North America. He added that “textbooks from our publishers and the partners are among the biggest e-book publishers in the world”.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro said Dr. Serushago could be an asset to the School of Medical Sciences considering his specialisation in Allergy and Immunology. He said the University was aware that Dr. Serushago had won a grant to undertake a solar energy project in Takoradi and indicated that “UCC is interested in partnering you especially in the research component of the project. In this way we can train students in this area”.
Present at the meeting were the Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan and Mr. Anthony Ardiabah of the Directorate of Information and Communication Technology Services.