Koforidua Technical University
Koforidua Technical University

4-H Ghana, a youth leadership focused group, which aims at training young people to be positive contributors to national development, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)with the Koforidua Technical University (KTU)to provide practical training to students.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Mr Appiah Kweke Boateng, the Executive Director of 4-H Ghana, said the MOU was to provide opportunities for students and faculty members of the University to participate in 4-H Ghana’s programmes and link them to partners and affiliates, locally and internationally.

He said 4-H Ghana currently had 42,500 young members across six regions of the country and affiliated to the Global 4-H Network, made up of organisations in 50 countries worldwide.

The MOU was signed with the Food and Postharvest Technology Department of the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology of the KTU.

Mr Boateng said the group had clubs in communities and in schools in Ghana, which were engaged in skills such as enterprise gardening, animal husbandry, art and craft and public speaking.

Professor Smile Gavua Dzisi, the Vice Chancellor of the University, said among the aims of the University was to produce well-grounded career-oriented graduates to make a strong impact on their communities and the country.

She expressed the hope that the relationship between the University and 4-H Ghana and its affiliates would afford the graduates of the Food and the Postharvest Department the opportunity to acquire the practical experience to impact the agriculture value chain positively and contribute to the Planting for Food and Jobs.

Prof. Dzisi called for the establishment of a joint committee of representatives of the University and 4-H Ghana to come out with an implementation plan and timelines for the implementation of the MOU.

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