Jo-ann Acquah, GNA
Biriwa (C/R), July 10, GNA - The African Institute for Mathematics Sciences (AIMS) Ghana, has been upgraded to the category II status of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Centre of Excellence.
By this feat, AIMS Ghana had become the first institution in Ghana and within the AIMS Network on the African continent to have achieved such academic laurel.
Professor Edward Ayensu, Board Chairman of AIMS Ghana made this know during the graduating ceremony of AIMS Ghana during which 37 students made up of 11 females and 26 males graduated with a Master of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences.
He gave the assurance that AIMS Ghana would continue to strengthen and improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education for the transformation of the nation and the continent at large.
Prof. Ayensu indicated that the AIMS network since its inception in 2003 had graduated more than 1,300 students from 45 African countries.
He added that 60 percent of the graduates from AIMS were in Africa contributing to its development in the area of research, industry, education and governance.
He urged the graduates to seize every opportunity that come their way and endeavour to put their energy, faith, talent and time into an institution that exhibited strong ethics.
Prof Ayensu was confident that they would rise to every occasion irrespective of the challenges they faced during their studies because of the training they had received.
He commended the Government of Ghana, the Ministry of Education, UNESCO and other partner universities for their continued support.