Nezo Oilfield Supplies Limited, suppliers of plant, oil rig consumables and services has donated 198 volumes of books valued at GH¢ 3000.00 to the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) at a short ceremony at Tarkwa in the Western Region of Ghana.
The title of the books ranged from mechanical, geological electrical, petroleum engineering, business and accounting, literature among others.
Mr Stephen Owulaku, Managing of Nezo Oilfield who made the donation said the presentation was part of his company’s commitment to undertake its social responsibility in the area of education.
Mr Owulaku said the donation was not going to be the only support to be extended to UMaT but promised to collaborate with the University through its principals in the United kingdom, to establish Bolting Solution Centre in UMaT to train students of mechanical and petroleum engineering in bolting repairs and maintenance for the oil industry.
He noted that UMaT was the University of choice in the area of engineering and hoped to build a relationship that can benefit both institutions in the near future to create prospects for the students.
Receiving the books, Prof Richard Amankwa, Dean of Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology pledged the commitment of the University to work with Nezo Oilfield towards the training of engineering professionals for the mining and allied industries.
Prof Amankwa assured the donors that the books will be put to good use to achieve its intended purpose and intimated the readiness of the University to explore other areas of collaboration between the two institutions.
Mr. E.K Bedai, Registrar of the University who described the donation as timely said Nezo Oilfield by their gesture, was seeking to extend the frontiers of knowledge and expressed the appreciation of the University to the company for their kind donation.
Present at the ceremony were Dr B. Kumi- Boateng Vice Dean of Students, Mr Peter Anafo, Acting Deputy Librarian, Margaret Mary Sackey, Faculty Officer, FMRT, Ben Appiah-Kubi, UMaT PRO and other officials of Nezo Oilfield.