The Sunon Asogli Power (SAP) Ghana Limited has donated GHS100,000 to the Chancellor’s Research Endowment Fund of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).
The Research Fund aims to incentivize UPSA faculty members to embark on relevant research projects that will spur national development.
Presenting the cheque at a brief ceremony at UPSA, the Chairman of SAP, Mr Yang Qun, explained that the gesture was to support the Chancellor’s vision and commitment towards repositioning UPSA as a world-class institution with a robust foundation rooted in research, academic excellence, and global competitiveness.
Mr. Yang stated that the company has, over the years, been involved in human capital development, and that the donation to the UPSA marks the beginning of what promises to be an exciting and productive relationship between Sunon Asogli and UPSA.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor of UPSA, Prof. John K. M. Mawutor, who received the cheque on behalf of the University, thanked the management of the company for its generous gesture.
He appealed to the company to also support the University to refurbish its ICT lab while urging them to partner with the UPSA in other areas of mutual interest.
“We are grateful for your colossal contribution to the Chancellor Research Fund,” Prof. Mawutor said. “But just like Oliver Twist, we would welcome more such donations in the near future as we seek to enhance the quality of teaching and learning as well as improve students’ collegiate experiences.”
During his investiture in June 2022, UPSA Chancellor Dr Kofi Koduah Sarpong pledged, among other things, to establish a research endowment fund and solicit corporate support for it.
The fund, he said, would assure the University of a steady financing dedicated to research while affording faculty members the financial backing to embark on meaningful research projects that will impact national development.