The Ghana Publishing Company Limited (GPCL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
This legally binding agreement will enable both the Ghana publishing Company and the KNUST to act as a team on mutually beneficial activities in the areas of research, skills and expertise exchange, and human resource capacity building.
The agreement will also provide the opportunity for both institutions to jointly pursue and collaborate on printing and publishing contracts.
The GPCL through the agreement is required to offer internship and job placement opportunities for printing and publishing students and graduates of KNUST while the KNUST will, in turn, organize training and refresher programmes for staff of GPCL.
Vice Chancellor of KNUST, Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso, expressed his gratitude to the GPCL for signing the MoU with his outfit as he believes the agreement will help foster a stronger relationship which will inure to the benefit of both institutions.
Prof Obiri-Danso added that the University will use the opportunity provided by the agreement to provide valuable practical experience for its publishing and printing students and also collaborate in the design of publishing and printing related courses which satisfy current demands in the printing and publishing industry.
He further encouraged GPCL to position itself to meet printing and publishing demands of the local economy.
Mr David Boateng Asante, Managing Director of Ghana Publishing Company Limited, stated that the signing of the MoU forms part of ongoing initiatives by the Board and Management of the GPCL to revamp and retool the company as the principal State printing and publishing institution solely responsible for printing and publishing government works.
He added that the opportunity for staff of GPCL to receive human capacity building training and access to qualified printing and publishing manpower is a motivation behind the initiative to collaborate with KNUST.
The Board Chairman of GPCL, Doctor Daniel Owusu-Ansah also stressed on GPCL’s commitment to providing internship and National Service opportunities for students and graduates from the Publishing Department of KNUST respectively.
He maintained that both parties will jointly pursue printing and publishing contracts and the establishment of a relationship to share skills, expertise and infrastructure.
By: Kekeli Kuatsenu/awakenewsonline.com