Six Mozambican students have completed eight-week petroleum training at the Takoradi Technical University’s Jubilee Technical Training Centre. Their training was facilitated by Getenergy FieldReady, a UK based organization, which has a Memorandum of Understanding with TTU since 2016.

Speaking during the send-off event upon the completion of the training, the Dean of TTU’s Faculty of Engineering, Prof. John Bentil, under whose supervision the Mozambican students had the training, said the training was made possible by the Getenergy FieldReady’s Employability Skills project currently being implemented to give skills to the youth.

Prof. John Bentil-Dean, Faculty of Engineering, TTU

Prof. Bentil added that the trainees underwent training in various petroleum sector related areas and will have a one-month on-the job internship with Technip FMC, an oil and gas support services provider.    

“They had training in welding, instrumentation, process engineering, health and safety, corrosion and soft skills application which would be followed with one-month internship, he said.

A section of Mozambican Trainees

The Vice Chancellor of TTU, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun while handing over the Certificate of Participation from the JTTC to the Mozambicans, expressed great pleasure in the quality training the Mozambicans had received from the University.

Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun-Vice Chancellor of TTU presents souvenir to trainee

Highlighting the vision of Takoradi Technical University, Rev. Prof. Eshun said TTU is seeking to be a World Class University and that their positive feedback is an assurance that Takoradi Technical University is on the right path to achieving this set goal.

“Takoradi Technical University’s vision is to become a World Class Technical University recognized for excellence, innovation and societal relevance, and your coming-in attest  to the fact that we are trying to become a World class University.”,he stated.

Rev. Prof. Eshun encouraged the trainees to share their experiences from the training and however hoped that their numbers will increase the next time Mozambican students decide to come back for another training programme at TTU.

Country Representative of Getenergy FieldReady, Monorvi Asampong, giving the rationale behind the decision to bring the trainees to JTTC and for that matter Ghana, said Ghana comparatively has more experience as compared to Mozambique when it comes to the exploration and exploitation in the oil and gas industry.

She added that Technip FMC which is a partner in the training process has its presence in both Mozambique and Ghana, hence their decision to come to JTTC for the training.

we are always looking at ways we can grow the programmes that we run and so we thought it best with the relationship we have with JTTC and with the experience, knowing the sort of output the students can have when they finish, we decided to come and experience that”, she noted.

Also present at the send-off event for the Mozambican trainees were the Registrar of TTU, Dr. Moses Maclean Abnory and the Dean for International Programmes and External Linkages Office, IPELO, Professor Maame Efua Nkrumah.

The Mozambican trainees during their training also visited Ghanaian heritage and tourist sites including Nzelezu, Cape Coast Castle as well as the reconstructed Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.  




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