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    President Challenges Higher Learning Institutions

    President John Agyekum Kufuor has challenged the country’s universities and other higher learning institutions to train practical scientists to influence the society and facilitate the nation’s entry into mainstream globalisation.

    He said the talk of Ghana becoming a modern society would remain a vain talk without a solid scientific human resource base and therefore challenged the universities to drive their programmes along this premise.

    President Kufuor made these observations at the grand opening of the All Nations University College (ANU) at Koforidua in the Eastern Region yesterday.

    All Nations University, the first private University in the Eastern Region runs programmes in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Computer Engineering and Biomedical Sciences.

    President Kufuor, who donated one billion cedis on behalf of the government to support the institution said, unless “we make the application of science part of our culture, the rapid development of the nation may elude us.”

    He said it was for this reason that the New Educational Reform to be implemented in September has been carefully designed to make Science and Mathematics attractive to students.

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