Welcome Address from your College President
We welcome you with great pleasure to the CSIR College of Science and Technology, simply referred to as CCST. The College, established in 2016, is one of the research Colleges in Ghana. It was established by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (the CSIR),the nation’s premier research institution.
The aim of the College is to advance training in science, technology and innovation, which is universally regarded as an engine of economic growth and development and important driver of poverty alleviation.
CCST is accredited by the National Accreditation Board and Affiliated to the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast. The College runs a number of practical-oriented postgraduate programmes leading to award of various master’s degrees. Also plans are underway to roll out various postgraduate certificates, diplomas and doctoral degrees.
With our well-resourced human capital, the College is well positioned to offer programmes with State-of-the-art technology.
Welcome to CCST, we look forward to seeing you enroll on our programmes.
Professor Wisdom Annorsey Plahar
College President6. History or background to the College, Mission/Vision
Background to the College
The CSIR College of Science and Technology, simply referred to as CCST, is an institution birthed out of the research and development experiences of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (the CSIR). The CSIR is the nation’s premier research institution established in 1959 to conduct scientific and technological research in the broad disciplines of agriculture, industry, environment, and some aspects of health, and transfer technologies generated by its research institutes for national socio-economic development.
The College is accredited by the National Accreditation Board and affiliated to the University of Cape Coast. The CCST is a Research College operating within the research facilities of the thirteen institutes of the CSIR. The College has available to it the well-equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories, conference and seminar rooms, research stations throughout the country, and other facilities of the institutes by which to deliver its programmes. These facilities constitute a unique learning environment that will provide students with opportunities for enquiry and effective learning through literature study, laboratory and field research as well as by hands-on, project approach to problem-solving.
Above all, the College is endowed with experienced research scientists and technologists, most of whom are at the very top of their professional careers, and are widely renowned performers in their areas of specialization. It is from their wealth of practical professional experience that faculty will impart to their students, the rich knowledge and skills they have gained over years of research practice.