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CSIR-SARI Signs MoU with Tamale Technical University to collaborate in training students

  Published : September 18, 2021 by admin

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (CSIR-SARI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday 6th September, 2021 with the Tamale Technical University (TaTU) to commence among other activities, the provision of practical training to students of the tertiary institution

The parties have also agreed to explore viable ways of promoting research and innovation among staff of TaTU and CSIR-SARI as well as collaborate to develop and mount demand-driven courses in agriculture and engineering.

Additionally, both parties have concurred to create access for the use of facilities and collaborate for joint grant proposals for research.

The MoU was signed between Prof. Victor Kwame Agyeman, the Director-General (D-G) of CSIR in the presence of Dr. Samuel Saaka Buah, the Acting Director of CSIR-SARI and Professor Abass Braimah, the Vice-Chancellor of TaTU in the presence of Mr. Iddrisu Yakubu, the Registrar of the University at the D-Gs office in Accra.

CSIR was established in 1958 and has thirteen research institutes. CSIR-SARI which is one of the institutes, is situated in Nyankpala near Tamale. It was established to support and promote cutting edge research to improved food and fibre crop production in northern Ghana with the potential to support the country’s socio economic development effort.

The TaTu is a tertiary institution accredited by the National Accreditation Board to provide higher education and undertake research in the fields of engineering, technical and vocational based disciplines, using practical and competency-based approach that would produce professionals for industry.

It was also was established in the Northern Region of Ghana under the Technical University Act, 2016 (Act 922) and the Technical Universities Amendment Act, 2018 (Act 974)