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Rationale Climate change is a pressing environmental concern in local and global development agenda, with implications on the demand for energy, water resources, agriculture and food security, human health and ecosystem services. Developing countries, which are expected to be adversely affected, ha
Rationale Climate Change can be attributed directly or indirectly to human activities (e.g., through burning fossil fuels, deforestation, forest degradation, urbanization, etc.) that alter the composition of the global atmosphere and natural climate variability observed over a relatively long perio
Programme Rationale Agricultural productivity in Africa, including Ghana, is low. The result is food insecurity, malnutrition due to food shortages and low incomes. The major cause is low soil fertility due to years of smallholder farmers’ use of unsustainable soil management practices, inade
Programme Rationale Agriculture is impacted by the changing climate in a number of ways. The direct effects of the changing climate include increased heat and water stress. Other effects of climate change include changes in pests and diseases, crop yields, soil temperature and soil quality, and eve
Rational program The absence of long-term data on all aspects of fisheries on the continent due to limited studies has been a major factor influencing the management and utilization of fish resources and fisheries in Africa. The Fisheries Science MPhil program is to produce the requisite human re
Programme Rationale Growth and transformation of the food industry, which will make substantial impact on the national economy, will require highly trained personnel with both theoretical knowledge and practical expertise in Food and Agro-processing. The CSIR with its long experience in scientific
Programme Rationale Every successful enterprise reflects the material and intellectual investments that back it up, and the level of attention that it receives. The state of the livestock industry in Ghana undoubtedly needs significant improvement to enable it meet the growing demands of the market
Programme Rationale The rationale of the MPhil Aquaculture programme is to emphasize application of scientific principles and information in the culture of aquatic organisms, especially fishes. This is especially necessary as it will help to fill the void created, as the country’s marine fish
STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT
The global economy has moved from traditional dependence on capital factors such as land and labour to advances in scientific and technological skills. Higher institutions that generate and impart scientific and technological advances are becoming extremely significant in development context. Convinced that education is intrinsically linked to research, the CSIR management sought permission from the CSIR Governing Council to establish this postgraduate College of Science and Technology. As we take on an educational mandate by establishing this College, it is important and appropriate to think about how we want to define and distinguish this College from others. Our immediate aim in this effort is embodied in our mission statement – To equip students with appropriate skills and attitudes to enhance their contribution to sustainable development.
We are certain that further development of Ghana will come from scientific advancement. Therefore the college management will ensure that the level, the depth and the richness of the scientific education that our students receive will play a decisive role in contributing to sustainable development. It is not possible here to present the key strategic principles that spurred the development of the college programmes. What can be said unequivocally is that the programmes are designed around major developmental challenges such as Climate change, food security, environmental degradation, water resources management, health and energy. The programmes are practical and market oriented and based on areas where CSIR have clear competences and competitive advantage. We want to produce creative individuals imbued with entrepreneurial drive.
Ultimately we are aware that the College will be judged by the quality of its products, the competence of its academic staff, the relevance of its programmes to development, the nature of its engagements with communities, industry, government and other stakeholders. Our obligation therefore will be to ensure that the College’s activities are driven by its core values which are: Excellence in Leadership, Teaching and Learning, Scholarly research and Innovation, Public engagement, and Staff Performance. In respect of that, management will do all that is possible to ensure that students that graduate from this College are imbued with these values as they embark on their careers in their service to our country Ghana, the African continent and humanity at large.
J. R. Cobbinah ( President )