May 25, 2022

UMaT adjudged winner of the Ghana Gas Zonal “Challenge Quiz” Competition.

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The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), has been adjudged the winner of the Ghana Gas Zonal “Challenge Quiz” Competition held at Takoradi Technical University Auditorium.

The competition which is dubbed “Gas Challenge,” is aimed creating the avenue for capacity building to ensure that future generations are poised to take over the gas industry.

2021 edition of the Gas Challenge Quiz Competition is on the theme: “Driving Socio-economic Development through Diversification Gas Utilization.”

The company intends to use the platform to educate stakeholders on issues of national gas utilization, its commercialization and the entire gas processing system, including issues relating to health and safety in the gas sector as well as the positive efforts of the operations of Ghana National Gas Company on national development.

Ghana National Gas Company, initiated the quiz competition in 2019 to create a platform whereby relevant industry stakeholders and engineering students in tertiary institutions I have Ghana would have an opportunity to understand issues in the gas industry, particularly the operations of the company.

Since the commencement of the Ghana Gas commercial operations in 2015, the company has been quite concerned about inaccurate media reports on the gas operations and its associated activities, thus the introduction of the competition.

The main targeted groups include: industry players, civil society organisations (CSOs), the media, engineering students in tertiary institutions and the general public.

This year’s competition is under the auspices of Ministry Of Energy and Ministry of Education I have collaboration with the various stakeholders I have the oil and gas sector including the media.

It is grouped in three zones.

Zone one include; University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana Communications Technology University and Regional Maritime University.

The zone two comprises University Cape Coast, University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) and Takoradi Technical University.

The final zone which is Zone Three is participated by University of Energy and Natural Resources, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and All Nations University.

At the end of the Zone Two competition, University of Mines and Technology had 60 points to qualify to the grand finale wh8ch will be held in Accra on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

Takoradi Technical University was adjudged first runner-up with 58 points and Cape Coast University became last in the competition with 57 points.

Chairperson for the Gas Challenge Competition, Mrs. Augustina Osei Asare, in an interview stated that the competition is to encourage students to put more effort into their field of studies, adding that there are several opportunities in their field of studies.

She emphasized that, the competition is also to educate people in the society on how Ghana Gas Company operate.

She therefore, encouraged the students, especially female student to pursue oil and gas courses for better job opportunities in the future.

One of the contestants, Maame Aba Kwegyir Abaidoo, a student UMaT, expressed great about their qualification to the final stage of the competition.

She pleaded to continue to study had with his mates to bring the ultimate prize to the Western Region to honour their school.


Source:|Matthew O. A. Dadzie

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