The display of coalpots moulded by first-year engineering students at the Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) was not meant to tout the university’s achievement but it was only to showcase the skills of the students in designing and moulding functional coalpots as part of their academic projects.
I am putting it on record, that I am the Head of Department of the Automotive and Agricultural Mechanisation Engineering Department, I am saying that, that particular thing on social media, is not meant or was not meant to tout our achievement.”
“This is not an achievement, welding of coalpots, it is something that they [students] have done, that we have to be proud of them but it is not an achievement.”
“An achievement is one of these things, electric vehicle with a different design or arrangement. That is what we want them to know, because we have not finished this one [electric vehicle], that is why it is not even coming out,” the Head of Department of the Automotive and Agricultural Mechanisation Engineering Department at the Kumasi Technical University said in a television interview monitored by Graphic Online on GHOne TV.
“As a country, we have to start from somewhere and end at somewhere, we are worried but we know God will really see us through in these difficult times,” he added.
He was reacting to the news story, Kumasi Technical University 1st-year students mould coalpots to transform campus sustainability
Watch the video below for the reaction from the Head of Department at KsTU