Dr Humphrey Ayim-Darke — President of AGI, speaking at the graduation INSET: Some of the graduands
Dr Humphrey Ayim-Darke — President of AGI, speaking at the graduation INSET: Some of the graduands

CSIR College of Science, Technology graduates 51 students

The President of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Dr Humphrey Ayim-Darke, has called on the government to resource state research institutions such as the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to help deliver its mandate.


He said resourcing those institutions would empower them to develop research findings that would help address some of the challenges confronting the nation in its developmental efforts.

Dr Ayim-Dake cited the Republic of South Korea as an example to buttress his point that five per cent of its gross domestic product has been allocated for research to improve its economy.


He made the call at the fourth graduation ceremony of the College of Science and Technology of the CSIR in Accra last Friday (March 15, 2024).

The ceremony, held on the theme, “Leveraging science and technology for our development as a nation”, saw the graduation of 51 students of the college affiliated to the University of Cape Coast.  

The AGI president also called for the posting of graduates of the college to the relevant sectors of the economy where their services would be needed for the industrial transformation of the country.

He urged the various political parties drafting their manifestoes for the industrial sector of the economy to seek the assistance of graduates from the college to come out with a well-crafted document for the development of the country.


The Chief Research Scientist and acting Director-General of the CSIR, Professor Charles Tortoe said the institution would continue to work to produce cross-cutting-edge research for the development of the country.

He said the college would also help train the human resources for the country to lead its industrial research sector for development.

Prof. Tortoe indicated that the CSIR as an institution would never compromise on its core mandate but rather improve upon it to make sure that the nation benefited from the purpose for which it was established.

He wished the graduates well in their endeavours and urged them to apply the knowledge they had acquired wherever they found themselves for the benefit of society.

A Director at the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Kwamena Essilfie Quaison expressed the government’s commitment to resource research institutions to live up to their mandate.

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