The Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana has announced its commitment to support the development of agribusiness studies in the country. This was made known by the managing director of the bank, Dr. John Kofi Mensah at the 7th congregation of the Catholic Institute of Business and Technology on Friday, 13th March, 2020.
Delivering his speech as the guest speaker at the 7th congregation, dr. Mensah expressed his profound gratitude to the governing council and the management of the Institute (University College) for the opportunity given him as the guest speaker of the congregation.
He noted that, as part of the Banks Corporate and Social Responsibility, the board, and management of ADB, will support CIBT to introduce a technology-based value chain agribusiness course
“The Board and Management as part of the CRS, ADB would like to support CIBT introduce a technology-backed value chain Agribusiness course. I wish therefore to appeal to the university council with support from the National Accreditation Board and other stakeholders to initiate the process towards this agenda”
He mentioned that, the bank is ready to offer students of CIBT internship opportunities. “Chancellor, I wish to announce the prepared of ADB to offer internship opportunities to CIBT from next academic year. I hope the authorities will take advantage of this offer to give practical working experience to the students even before they graduate”
He again indicated the readiness of the bank to assist the university College rehabilitate its Computer Laboratory and to construct an arch to beautify the frontage of the school, to make it more visible and attractive.
The Dr. Mensah, acknowledged the enormous contribution of private educational institutions towards national development and said, “ADB is prepared to partner any organization that has education at heart to help uplift the image and status of CIBT”
He charged the graduating students to show positive competitiveness on the job market and places of work, as ambassadors of CIBT.
Source: Vincent Amedzake & Alice Danquah // Radio Angelus