KNUST GSA And CoS Holds Research Seminar And Poster Presentations
Dr. Nathaniel Boadi, President of the Kumasi Branch of the GSA, in his welcome message, noted that the conference has served as a voice of the scientific community within the region to speak on pertinent issues of local, national and global concern. He was hopeful that the theme would address the challenges in scientific research in Africa and offer suggestions on how these challenges could be solved.
Professor Robert Clement Abaidoo, Director of the Office of Grants and Research, in his keynote address called for innovation in research in order to help attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He continued that there should be a shift from the present situation to innovative research to be useful, meaningful and variable. He also called for teamwork and participatory collaborations among researchers.
In his concluding remarks, Professor Abaidoo advocated for more investment in research and innovation as most African universities lack research capacity which is critical in achieving the SDGs. He said South Africa is currently leading in research and challenged Ghanaian researchers to engage in high level research. He called for mores focus on postgraduate education as most Ghanaian institutions focus more on undergraduate studies and research.