AEL Mining Services Limited, has presented a cheque for $15,000 to the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) to support the Fire Protection and Security Surveillance System (FPSSS) of the academic facility.
Mr Glyn Rees, Managing Director of AEL Ghana who presented the cheque to the authorities of UMaT said it was aimed at improving and safeguarding equipment at the University.
He said UMaT was churning out highly skilled human resource for the mining industry, hence the need to support the facility to improve on teaching and learning.
Mr Rees said the company in collaboration with UMaT would institute a scholarship scheme for the 2011/2012 academic year to sponsor students on yearly basis.
He said the companies catchment areas of Tarkwa, Bogoso and Bibiani would be the targeted beneficiaries of the scheme.
Professor Daniel Mireku-Gyimah, Vice Chancellor of UMaT thanked AEL for the support, saying equipment at the university was capital intensive hence the need to safeguard it from destruction.
He said the FPSSS would provide a standby water hydrant for the lecture halls, laboratories, residential facilities and other infrastructure of the university to combat fire outbreak.
The total cost of the project is $1.5 million and so far Newmont Mining Company had provided $500,000.