THE College of Art and Social Sciences (CASS) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has honoured 23 hardworking and dedicated lecturers, staff, students, as well as corperate bodies who have supported the development of CASS over the past five years, at a special ceremony in Kumasi.
The awardees were given a plaque and a citation each in recognition of the various roles they had played towards the development of the college.
Among the recipients were Prof. Dr Dr Daniel Buor, the Provost of College of Art and Social Sciences, Rev. Dr Edem Kwaku Tettey, CASS Examinations Officer, Mr Charles Frimpong, Mrs Ulzen Appiah all of the college, Mr Coby Asmah, the Chief Executive Officer of Type Company Limited, Mr Joseph Antwi-Kusi, the best student for 2009-2010, among others.
The corperate bodies which were honoured included Ghana Association of Bankers, Ghana Commercial Bank, HFC Bank Limited and the Valco Trust Limited.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Coby Asmah, stressed the need for distance education to boost the development of the university.
He said the time had come for the university to change from the old method of teaching and extend its campus to the other regions to enable other applicants to have access to quality education.
The Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. W.O. Ellis reiterated the commitment of the university to train qualify human resource manpower to meet the industrial demand of the country.
He commended the college and the awards winners for their achievements and commitment towards the development of the college.
The awards ceremony coincided with the launching of a journal, which carried activities of the college.
The Dean of the Faculty of Fine Art, Prof. Daniel Ohene-Adu, who was the chairman of the awards committee, commended Prof. Dr Dr Buor for his support towards the awards.
He said although few people were honoured at the ceremony, that did not mean other staff of CASS were not hardworking.
Prof. Ohene-Adu, therefore, urged the others to continue to work hard to attract similar awards.