The Takoradi Campus of the Ghana Technology University College(GTUC) has received 30 Laptops, 10 Monitors and a host of computer accessories from two Swedish companies based in Stockholm, CODELAB AB and AVIDA FINANS; a donation facilitated by one Mr. Kelvin Mensah of Extended Life Advocates; an NGO based in Sekondi Takoradi.
Ms Jahan-Nusrat Abubakar, the Director of the GTUC Takoradi Campus could not hide her joy and shared words of gratitude for the two companies as well as the individuals whose supports and contributions made the donation possible.
She noted that the timely donation was in line with the vision of the University’s development in the provision of quality ICT education for which there was the need to resource the various departments with the requisite materials.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the university, The President of the University, Professor Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwah who had paid a purposeful working visit to the campus praised the efforts of the Director of the Campus as well as the individuals who in their immense efforts attracted the generous donations from these two Swedish companies.
The President shared the intentions of the University Council in securing about 300 computers for the main campus and the satellite campuses to establish computer research labs for which in the first phase the Takoradi campus was to get about 20 units. The donation he noted was ”timely” and would kick start the agenda of each campus getting a computer research lab.
The school in showing gratitude to the two companies presented a citation and appreciation letters to CODELAB AB and AVIDA FINANS AB as well as the individuals who in enormous ways engineered and financed the donations.
Prof Afoakwah, in the presentation of the Citations and Appreciation Letters which was received on the behalf of the companies and individuals by Pastor Kelvin Mensah read out the contents;
CITATION FROM GTUC TO CODELAB AB AND AVIDA FINANS AB
“In recognition of your generous donation to Ghana Technology University College, we make a living by what we get and we make a life by what we give. We thank you for your enormous contribution towards the development and advancement of our university, your kindness and consideration will impact significantly on the professional and academic capacity of those who will benefit from it and we look forward to the growth of our association with you. Coming together is the beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success. You are the true example of selflessness. GTUC says thank you.”
The President of the University also took the opportunity to read the appreciation letter issued to the individuals who led the two companies to do the donations.
APPRECIATION LETTER TO THE INDIVIDUALS
“On behalf on management and the entire staff of the GTUC, we like to extend our warmest thanks to you for your role in helping the university develop, establish and maintain the receptive associations we share with CODELAB AB and AVIDA FINANS. The time and effort you’ve made in helping cultivate these relationships is sincerely valued by us and we are highly appreciative that through these partnerships the university would have received a generous donation which will go a long way towards the advancement of the Takoradi campus in particular chiefly in terms of its occupational efficiency and development capacity. Once again we thank you for everything and most of all for strengthening the core of friendship between yourself and GTUC, we cannot express our gratitude enough. We are confident that this in itself would continue to develop what has become a fruitful and mutually beneficial relationship between us. Your efforts and support are greatly appreciated”
The computers where onwardly handed over the the various departmental heads which they assured would be used to aid the works in the departments of IT Business, Computing and Information system, and Engineering is to ensure quality research and expanding the knowledge base of the students with practical works.