UMaT Student on an Exchange Programme at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Graduates at the top of His Class
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Mr Agyare 2nd from Left with his supervisors Prof. John Nderu Left Prof. George Nyakoe 2nd from Right and Prof. Stanley kamau Right
Mr Robert Ofosu Agyare, a University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) BSc graduate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering has finished at the top of his class with a MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Control Engineering) degree at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya at an impressive graduation ceremony held at the University. Mr Agyare, was among three students admitted as Postgraduate students into JKUAT in May 2014. This was the result of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between UMaT and JKUAT in 2011 through which the two institutions agreed to undertake staff and student exchange programmes among others. Mr Agyare also finished ahead of his other two colleagues and was commended by his academic supervisors.
Mr Agyare graduated with a First Class Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from UMaT in 2012, and subsequently did his National Service in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. It was while serving at the Department that the UMaT gave him the opportunity to study at JKUAT for his postgraduate degree as part of the Department’s staff development programme.
His industry and team spirit saw him work easily with faculty and fellow students at JKUAT, crafting beneficial networks and participating in academic fora such as conferences and seminars. Under the guidance of three supervisors, Mr Agyare worked on electronic load controllers for micro hydro power plants; an area that he intimates holds immense potential for the African continent.
According to Mr Agyare nearly all African countries are struggling with energy issues yet the continent is full of small streams as well as other renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar that could be harnessed to power homes and industries.
Source: Paul Y. A. Yeboah, Assistant Registrar (University Relations)