Institute of Applied Science and Technology Receives Donation from Societe Generale Ghana Limited

Mr Hoyah (Left) making a presentation to Professor Oduro-Nkansah (Right)

The Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, has received a donation of Gh₵5,000.00 from Societe Generale Ghana Limited to support the Student Innovation Challenge (STIC) organised by the Institute.

Since its establishment in 2012, the Institute has partnered with the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) in fulfilment of its core mandate of bridging the gap between academia and industry. The Student Innovation Challenge forms part of a series of activities in commemoration of the University’s 70th anniversary celebrations by the College slated for October this year.

Receiving the donation, the Director of the Institute, Professor George Oduro Nkansah, commended the bank and expressed the hope that the gesture would mark the beginning of greater collaborations between the two institutions. He mentioned that the Institute intends to establish a Science and Technology hub which would be comparable to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This he indicated would serve as a training centre for students as well as a means of generating income. Prof. Oduro-Nkansah noted that the Student Innovation Challenge would be organised twice a year.

The Head of Retail Banking, Mr. Obed Hoyah who presented the donation on behalf of the bank disclosed that the initiative formed part of efforts to support innovations emanating from the Sciences and assured the Institute of the bank’s support in that regard.

The Students Innovation Challenge initiative would invite proposals from students of the various Colleges which would be reviewed by a panel constituting experts from academia and industry. Five selected winners of the challenge would receive a cash prize with technical support from AGI to help implement their ideas.

Also present was Mrs. Rodarling Neequaye, Assistant Registrar of the Institute, Mr. Christian K. M. Mottey, Head of Institutional Business Development, Societe Generale Bank, and Mrs. Essie Boadu Mantey, Institutional Sales Manager, Societe Generale.


Representatives of Societe Generale in a group photograph with Professor Oduro-Nkansah (middle) and Mrs. Rodarling Neequaye (right)