Tag: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

SUICIDE ON KNUST CAMPUS: Why Adwoa Agyarkwa Anyimadu-Antwi Committed The Alleged Act

SUICIDE ON KNUST CAMPUS: Why Adwoa Agyarkwa Anyimadu-Antwi Committed The Alleged Act

Ghana University News
A first year Chemical Engineering lady of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), on Friday, 24th February, 2017 allegedly committed suicide. The said lady was identified as Adwoa Agyarkwa Anyimadu-Antwi. Information reaching us is that this lady on Friday afternoon hanged herself with a nylon rope in her room. A roommate of hers got to the door from lectures to find the door locked after she had asked the porters for her room key and been told one of her roommates had come for the key earlier. She struggled a little to get access to the room and going for the spare key to open the door. She found her roommate hanging there in a critical condition and therefore called for help. Our close sources say ‘She was rushed as an emergency case to the KNUST hospital i
KNUST grabs $1M grant to produce Palm Weevil Larvae on large scale

KNUST grabs $1M grant to produce Palm Weevil Larvae on large scale

School News
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is embarking on a fight against protein deficiency in Ghana by using Palm  Weevil Larvae, locally known as ‘Akorkono’. The University has received $1 million from the Bill Clinton Foundation and 112,000 Canadian dollars from the Grand Challenges Canada Foundation to start the project.   The Vice Chancellor, Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso announced this during the 2016 founders’ day special Congregation in Kumasi. These palm larvae, a delicacy in some rural parts of Ghana, grow in dead palm trees. " Akorkono is one of the edible insects and it's delicacy in the forest zones of Ghana," he said   The project will breed them on a large scale to serve as the main protein ingredient in the rural diet. It