ALUMaT celebrates Professor Emeritus Daniel Meriku Gyamah as Ghana’s first Professor Emeritus of Mining Engineering
The Alumni Association of the University of Mines and Technology (ALUMAT) has celebrated the appointment of Professor Emeritus Daniel Meriku Gyamah as Ghana’s first Professor Emeritus of Mining Engineering.
Professor Jimah, who has served as a professor and Foundation Vice Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), was honored for his contribution to the development of the institution.
Pro. Mireku-Gyamah steered the processes that upgraded the KNUST School of Mines to the Western University College of KNUST and also led the processes that transformed the college into a full-fledged University of Mines and Technology, Tarakawa.
At the ceremony, Dr. Stephen Kofi Nde, Global President of ALUMaT, highlighted the achievements of the University of Mines and Technology and praised Professor Jimah for his contribution.
“This month, we recognize and celebrate their outstanding academic achievements, outstanding contributions to the sustainability of the mining, oil and gas industry, and their commendable role in mentoring young and experienced professionals throughout the industry,” said ALUMaT Global President. Let’s celebrate.”
“We know universities that pride themselves on being the best in Ghana. We pride ourselves on being the best because the students UMAT has trained remain the best,” said Dr. Ndede. “As I said, they hit the ground running. And I am proud that today we are honoring one of our greatest professors, Professor Emeritus Daniel Meriku Gyamah.”
In recognition of his contribution to the University, Professor Gyamah was presented with a plaque by ALUMaT. The ceremony also marked his 70th birthday, and the alumni association thanked God for his life.
Professor Gyamah’s appointment as Professor Emeritus is a testament to his dedication and contribution to the field. “His appointment will inspire future generations of mining engineers and professionals to strive for excellence in their studies and careers.”
The celebration of the appointment of Professor Emeritus Daniel Meriku Gyamah as Ghana’s first Professor Emeritus of Mining Engineering was a momentous occasion for the University of Mines and Technology and the mining engineering community in Ghana.
During the celebration, Professor Gyamah expressed his gratitude to the Alumni Association and to his family and friends for their support during his career. “I am very grateful to them. I hope that these events which continue year after year and people come to see such events.”
Professor Jimah reflected on his journey at the University of Mines and Technology and expressed his gratitude to the Alumni Association and his family and friends for their support. He also hoped that the celebration of his appointment will continue in the years to come, inspiring future generations of mining engineers and professionals.
Dr. Stephen Kofi Ndede, Global President of the Alumni Association of the University of Mines and Technology (ALUMaT), highlighted the achievements of the university and praised Professor Jimah for his contribution to the field of mining engineering. He emphasized the importance of the university in training high quality mining professionals who are capable of hitting the ground running in their careers.
The celebration of Professor Gyamah’s appointment was a fitting tribute to his dedication to the field of mining engineering and his contribution to the University of Mines and Technology. As Professor Emeritus, he will continue to inspire future generations of mining engineers and professionals to strive for excellence in their studies and careers.
The professor has over 35 years of experience in delivering lectures and consultancy. He holds an MSc degree from Moscow Mining Institute, Moscow, Russia and a PhD and DIC from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK. He has also been awarded DSc (honoris causa) by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana; DSC (Honorary Degree) by Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria and DSC (Honorary Cause) by UMAT.
He has to his credit over 60 publications in journals and conference proceedings, three (3) co-authored books and 20 technical reports on various aspects of mining including Mine Design and Planning, Mine Feasibility Studies, Operations Research, Environmental Protection and Corporate Social Responsibility Received. Management. He is a member of the editorial board of the Ghana Journal of Science and editor-in-chief of the Ghana Mining Journal and the Ghana Journal of Technology.
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