The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) in Sunyani has received a $1.2 million Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) grant to undertake a research study on Lake Bosomtwe in the Ashanti Region to build
its resilience to climate change .
The project is under Goal Two of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which envisions that by 2030, the world could end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, among others.
This year, the university admitted a total of 2,637 students, bringing its student population to 6,501.
Out of those admitted, 2,117 are pursuing undergraduate courses with 655 females, representing 31
In addition, a total of 224 applicants were offered admission to the university’s Master of Philosophy and Doctoral programmes.
Addressing the freshmen and women, Professor Dapaah said the university had been
“This clearly indicates that this university is an institution that is poised to become a leader in the educational enterprise through active research, teaching
Prof. Dapaah exhorted the matriculants to remember that the distance between the matriculation and convocation ceremony was quite wide and called on them to regularly attend lectures and shun deviant
“This university has zero tolerance for occultism, any form of hooliganism and corruption.
I need to further advise you to show respect to your colleagues and staff in the university to make your stay fruitful and productive”, he said, and asked them to be modest and decent in their dressing and approach to issues.
Prof. Dapaah said even though the university was poised to provide access to university education to as many qualified applicants, it was constrained due to inadequate academic and residential facilities for staff and students.
He indicated that a number of projects, including a
In addition, the South wing of a 1,600-capacity hostel under construction and the construction of permanent facilities at Dormaa-Ahenkro to house the School of Agriculture and
Prof. Dapaah called on the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to quickly come to the aid of the university to enable it to address those challenges so it can admit a greater number of qualified applicants.