Stevie® Awards Announce Winners in 18th Annual International Business Awards® from Across the Globe

Businesses Honored for Achievements Amidst COVID-19

Stevie Award Winners

2021 Stevie Award Winners will be celebrated at a virtual awards gala on December 8.

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — High-achieving organizations and executives around the world have been recognized as Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie® Award winners in The 18th Annual International Business Awards®, the world’s only international, all-encompassing business awards program.

Winners were selected from more than 3,700 nominations submitted by organizations in 65 nations.

A complete list of all 2021 Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners by category is available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

More than 260 executives worldwide participated on 11 juries to determine the Stevie winners.

The top winner of Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevies overall is Ayala Land of Makati City, Philippines with 34. Other winners of multiple Stevie Awards are LLYC (33), IBM (23), Viettel Group (22), HALKBANK (20), DHL Express Worldwide (16), Masks4Missions (16), Telkom Indonesia (15), Yapi Kredi (13), Wolters Kluwer (13), Jeunesse Global (11), Tata Consultancy Services (11), Dubai Municipality (10), Zer Central Services and Trade (10), Zimat Consultores (10), AXA Sigorta (9), Google (8), Ooredoo Group (8), Sberbank of Russia (8), Isbank (7), MTR Corporation Limited (7), Thai Life Insurance (7), pH7 Communications (7), Sleepem Global, Inc. (7), Ulled Asociadios C.R.P. S.A. (7), Uniomedia Communications (7), and VNPT VinaPhone Corporation (7).

LLYC, a global communications and public affairs consulting firm headquartered in Madrid, Spain won 14 Gold Stevie Awards, more than any other organization in the competition.

All organizations worldwide are eligible to compete in the IBAs, and can submit entries in a wide range of categories for achievement in management, marketing, public relations, customer service, human resources, new products and services, technology, web sites, apps, events, and more.

The awards will be presented during a virtual awards ceremony on December 8, 2021.

About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

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Crocus Technology Unleashes the World’s Fastest and Most Accurate XtremeSense® TMR Current Sensor with No Performance Compromises

The CT430 and CT431 enables design engineers to simplify their product design while still achieving higher efficiency solutions

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crocus Technology Inc., the leading supplier of disruptive Tunnel Magneto-Resistance XtremeSense™ TMR sensors, today announces the CT430 and CT431 isolated current sensor with 1MHz bandwidth and <1% total error over the full temperature range. The high speed operation and accurate output allow customers to optimize system design for smaller size and higher efficiency. In contrast to existing designs that utilize a Hall Sensor, the XtremeSense™ TMR sensor enables a no-compromise design solution by combining high bandwidth response and high accuracy.

The CT43x products are coreless devices which utilize Crocus’ state-of-the-art XtremeSense™ TMR technology to detect extremely small variations in AC or DC currents while achieving an unprecedented total output error of less than 1.0% over the full temperature range from -40°C to +125°C. In addition, the CT43x has robust built-in immunity to common-mode fields which allows the device to reject > 99% of stray fields without the need for external shielding.   The Crocus proprietary TMR technology inherently offers very high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) which allow for high resolution measurements required for precision control or monitoring applications. The linear error and offset performance is intrinsically more accurate permitting the elimination of system level calibration normally done with an external voltage reference, thus freeing up processor time and simplifying system design. “I’m excited to introduce this truly differentiated current sensor product which highlights the benefits the Crocus XtremeSense™ TMR technology can bring.” states Zack Deiri, President and CEO of Crocus Technology. “Our customers have been astounded by the level of performance we are able to deliver in their applications. The combination of high response time and accuracy provides system designers the flexibility they have been eager to achieve without any compromises.”

Product features and performance:

CT430 (5V version), CT431 (3.3V version)

Integrated 0.5mΩ conductor enabling 20A, 30A and 50A applications

Total error output +/-0.7% (typ)

300ns response time, 1MHz bandwidth

Low noise 9mArms

Integrated Common Mode Field Rejection (CMFR) with > 99% immunity

Over-Current Detection output pin

Investments made last year to expand our production capacity has enabled Crocus to be prepared to support high volume production today. To date we have shipped over 50M XtremeSense™ TMR sensors, and our customer base continues to rapidly expand. Products like the CT430 and CT431 which have an industry standard footprint enable customers to easily upgrade their existing products and accelerate product adoption.

Targeting applications in Solar Power Inverters, Power-Factor Correction (PFC), Battery Management Systems (BMS), Smart Appliances, IoT, and Power Supplies applications. These state-of-the-art devices are perfect companions to emerging applications utilizing GaN and SiC power devices where the fast response time of the Crocus TMR current sensors will ensure the highest operational efficiency.

The CT430 and CT431 are available in an industry standard 16-lead SOIC-Wide package with dimensions of 10.20 10.31 2.54 mm. Samples and evaluation boards are currently available, and the devices will be in full production in August 2021. For more information on the CT430 and CT431 products, please visit the product webpage:

CT430 https://crocus-technology.com/products/ct430/

CT431 https://crocus-technology.com/products/ct431/

About Crocus Technology

Crocus Technology develops and manufactures state-of-the-art magnetic sensors based on its patented XtremeSense™ TMR sensor technology. Crocus’ disruptive magnetic sensor technology brings significant advancements to IoT and smart devices, industrial, consumer, medical, and automotive electronics applications demanding high accuracy, high resolution, stable temperature performance, and low power consumption. Crocus is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, please visit http://www.crocus-technology.com.

© 2021 Crocus Technology International Corp. All rights reserved. Crocus Technology, XtremeSense and combinations thereof are trademarks of Crocus Technology Inc. and Crocus Technology SA. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact:

Elsa Magnani
Crocus Technology
Tel: +1-208-999-6643
Email: emagnani@crocus-technology.com

Crocus Technology Lança XtremeSense® TMR, o Sensor de Corrente Mais Rápido e Preciso do Mundo sem Prejudicar o Desempenho

O CT430 e o CT431 permitem que os engenheiros de design simplifiquem o design dose produtos e criem soluções mais eficientes

SANTA CLARA, Califórnia, Aug. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  A Crocus Technology Inc., principal fornecedora de sensores disruptivos XtremeSense™ TMR de Magnetorresistência de Túnel, anunciou hoje o lançamento do sensor de corrente isolado CT430 e CT431 com largura de banda de 1 MHz e <1% de erro total sobre o completo alcance da temperatura. A operação de alta velocidade e saída precisa permitem que os clientes otimizem o design de um sistema menor e mais eficiente. Ao contrário dos projetos existentes que utilizam um sensor Hall, o XtremeSense™ TMR viabiliza uma solução de design sem prejuízo do desempenho que combina a alta resposta e alta precisão de largura de banda.

Os produtos CT43x são dispositivos sem núcleo que utilizam a tecnologia de ponta XtremeSense™ TMR da Crocus para detectar variações extremamente pequenas nas correntes AC ou CC com um erro de saída total sem precedentes de menos de 1,0% em toda a faixa de temperatura de -40 °C a +125 °C. Além disso, o CT43x tem imunidade integrada robusta aos campos de modo comum, que permite o dispositivo rejeite > 99% dos campos de raios sem a necessidade de blindagem externa.   A tecnologia TMR proprietária da Crocus oferece uma relação signal-to-noise ratio (sinal-ruído – SNR) muito alta inerente que proporciona medições de resolução mais alta em aplicações de controle ou monitoramento de precisão. O erro linear e o desempenho de deslocamento são intrinsecamente mais precisos, permitindo a eliminação da calibração do nível do sistema normalmente feita com uma referência de tensão externa, liberando assim o tempo do processador e simplificando o design do sistema. “Estou muito contente com o lançamento deste produto realmente diferente pois destaca os benefícios que a tecnologia XtremeSense™ TMR da Crocus pode oferecer, disse Zack Deiri, Presidente e CEO da Crocus Technology. “Nossos clientes estão impressionados com o nível de desempenho que podemos oferecer para suas aplicações. A combinação do alto tempo da resposta com a precisão proporciona a flexibilidade aos designers de sistemas a que eles desejam alcançar sem nenhum prejuízo do desempenho.”

Características e desempenho do produto:

CT430 (versão 5V), CT431 (versão 3.3V)

Condutor 0,5mΩ integrado permitindo aplicações 20A, 30A e 50A

Total de saída de erro +/-0,7% (típica)

Tempo de resposta de 300 n, largura de banda de 1 MHz

Baixo ruído 9mArms

Integrated Common Mode Field Rejection (Rejeição de Campo de Modo Comum Integrado – CMFR) com > 99% de imunidade

Pino de saída de Detecção de Sobrecorrente

Os investimentos feitos no ano passado na expansão da nossa capacidade de produção prepararam a Crocus para a produção de alto volume atual. Já entregamos mais de 50 M de sensores XtremeSense™ TMR e nossa base de clientes continua a aumentar rapidamente. Produtos como o CT430 e o CT431, com uma pegada padrão da indústria, permitem que os clientes atualizem facilmente seus produtos e acelerem a adoção do produto.

Foco em aplicações de Solar Power Inverters (Inversores de Energia Solar, Correção de Fator de Energia – PFC), Power-Factor Correction (Sistemas de Gerenciamento de Bateria – BMS), Aparelhos Inteligentes, IoT e aplicações de Fontes de Alimentação. Estes dispositivos de última geração são companheiros perfeitos para aplicações emergentes que usam dispositivos de energia GaN e SiC, onde o tempo de resposta rápido dos sensores de corrente Crocus TMR garante a mais alta eficiência operacional.

O CT430 e o CT431 estão disponíveis em pacote SOIC-Wide de 16 derivações padrão de 10,20×10,31×2,54 mm. Amostras e placas de avaliação já estão disponíveis, e os dispositivos entrarão em produção em agosto de 2021. Para mais informação sobre os produtos CT430 e CT431, visite a página do produto em:

CT430 https://crocus-technology.com/products/ct430/

CT431 https://crocus-technology.com/products/ct431/

Sobre a Crocus Technology

A Crocus Technology desenvolve e fabrica sensores magnéticos de última geração com base na sua tecnologia patenteada de sensores XtremeSense™ TMR. A tecnologia do sensor magnético disruptivo da Crocus traz avanços significativos para IoT e dispositivos inteligentes, aplicações eletrônicas industriais, de consumo, médicas e automotivas que exigem alta precisão, alta resolução, desempenho de temperatura estável e baixo consumo de energia. A Crocus está localizada em Santa Clara, Califórnia. Para mais informação, visite http://www.crocus-technology.com.

© 2021 Crocus Technology International Corp. Todos os direitos reservados. Crocus Technology, XtremeSense e suas combinações são marcas comerciais da Crocus Technology Inc. e Crocus Technology SA. Outros nomes são apenas para fins informativos e podem ser marcas comerciais de seus respectivos proprietários.

Para mais informações, contate:

Elsa Magnani
Crocus Technology
Tel: +1-208-999-6643
Email: emagnani@crocus-technology.com

Crocus Technology dévoile le capteur de courant TMR XtremeSense® le plus rapide et le plus précis au monde sans compromis sur les performances

Le CT430 et le CT431 permettent aux ingénieurs d’études de simplifier la conception de leurs produits tout en offrant des solutions plus efficaces

SANTA CLARA, Californie, 16 août 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crocus Technology Inc., fournisseur de premier plan des capteurs révolutionnaires de magnétorésistance à effet tunnel (TMR) XtremeSense™, annonce aujourd’hui les capteurs de courant isolés CT430 et CT431 avec une bande passante de 1 MHz et une erreur totale inférieure à 1 % sur la plage complète de températures. Le fonctionnement à haute vitesse et la sortie précise permettent aux clients d’optimiser la conception de leur système pour des dimensions plus petites et une plus grande efficacité. Contrairement aux conceptions existantes qui utilisent un capteur à effet Hall, le capteur TMR XtremeSense™ offre une solution de conception sans compromis en combinant une réponse à large bande passante et une précision élevée.

Les produits CT43x sont des dispositifs sans fil qui utilisent la technologie de pointe TMR XtremeSense™ de Crocus pour détecter des variations extrêmement faibles des courants alternatifs ou continus tout en atteignant une erreur de sortie totale sans précédent de moins de 1,0 % sur la plage complète de températures allant de -40 °C à +125 °C. En outre, le CT43x dispose d’une solide immunité intégrée aux champs en mode commun qui permet à l’appareil de rejeter plus de 99 % des champs parasites sans nécessiter de protection externe.   La technologie TMR brevetée de Crocus offre par défaut un très haut rapport signal sur bruit (SNR) qui permet les mesures à haute résolution requises pour le contrôle de précision ou les applications de surveillance. La performance en matière d’erreur et de décalage linéaires est intrinsèquement plus précise, permettant l’élimination de l’étalonnage du niveau du système normalement effectué avec une référence de tension externe, libérant ainsi du temps pour le traitement et simplifiant la conception du système. « Je suis ravi de présenter ce capteur de courant véritablement différent qui met en évidence les avantages que la technologie TMR XtremeSense™ de Crocus peut apporter », a déclaré Zack Deiri, président-directeur général de Crocus Technology. « Nos clients ont été impressionnés par le niveau de performance que nous sommes en mesure de fournir dans leurs applications. La combinaison du temps de réponse rapide et de la précision fournit aux concepteurs de systèmes la flexibilité qu’ils souhaitaient obtenir sans aucun compromis. »

Caractéristiques et performances du produit :

CT430 (version 5 V), CT431 (version 3,3 V)

Conducteur de 0,5 mΩ intégré permettant des applications 20 A, 30 A et 50 A

Total des erreurs de sortie +/-0,7 % (typ.)

Temps de réponse 300 ns, bande passante 1 MHz

Peu bruyant 9 mArms

Rejet du champ en mode commun (CMFR) intégré avec plus de 99 % d’immunité

Broche de sortie pour la détection de surintensité

Les investissements réalisés l’année dernière pour étendre notre capacité de production ont permis à Crocus d’être prêt à soutenir un volume élevé de production aujourd’hui. À ce jour, nous avons expédié plus de 50 millions de capteurs TMR XtremeSense™, et notre clientèle continue de croître rapidement. Les produits tels que les CT430 et CT431, qui ont une empreinte standard dans l’industrie, permettent aux clients de mettre à niveau facilement leurs produits existants et d’accélérer l’adoption des produits.

Les applications ciblées se situent dans les domaines des onduleurs électriques solaires, de la correction de facteur de puissance (PFC), des systèmes de gestion de batterie (BMS), des appareils intelligents, de l’IdO et des alimentations électriques. Ces dispositifs à la pointe de la technologie sont des compagnons parfaits pour les applications émergentes utilisant des dispositifs de puissance GaN et SiC pour lesquels le temps de réponse rapide des capteurs de courant TMR de Crocus garantira l’efficacité opérationnelle la plus élevée.

Les CT430 et CT431 sont disponibles dans un boîtier à circuit intégré à contour réduit (SOIC) de 16 fils standard de l’industrie avec des dimensions de 10,20 10,31 2,54 mm. Des échantillons et des tableaux d’évaluation sont actuellement disponibles, et les dispositifs seront en pleine production en août 2021. Pour tout complément d’information sur les produits CT430 et CT431, veuillez consulter les pages Web :

CT430 https://crocus-technology.com/products/ct430/

CT431 https://crocus-technology.com/products/ct431/

À propos de Crocus Technology

Crocus Technology développe et fabrique des capteurs magnétiques de pointe basés sur sa technologie brevetée de capteurs TMR XtremeSense™. La technologie révolutionnaire de capteurs magnétiques développée par Crocus apporte des avancées significatives à l’IdO ainsi qu’aux appareils intelligents, aux applications industrielles, grand public, médicales et automobiles électroniques qui demandent une haute précision, une haute résolution, des performances de température stables et une faible consommation d’énergie. Le siège social de Crocus se trouve à Santa Clara, en Californie. Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter le site http://www.crocus-technology.com.

© 2021 Crocus Technology International Corp. Tous droits réservés. Crocus Technology, XtremeSense et ses combinaisons sont des marques déposées de Crocus Technology Inc. et Crocus Technology SA. Les autres noms sont donnés à titre d’information uniquement et peuvent être des marques commerciales de leurs propriétaires respectifs.

Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez contacter :

Elsa Magnani
Crocus Technology
Tél. : +1-208-999-6643
E-mail : emagnani@crocus-technology.com

Education Ministry satisfied with work on Ghana’s first Creative Arts SHS

Kumasi,- Work on the first phase of Ghana’s first-ever Creative Arts Senior High School (SHS), being constructed at Kwadaso in the Ashanti Region, will be completed in December, 2021, Dr.

Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education, has disclosed.

Currently, about 60 percent of the project had been executed by the two main contractors, Messrs Golden Mainland and Uton Engineering, he hinted.

Facilities being worked on included an administration block, a 750-capacity girls’ dormitory as well as a 500-capacity boys’ dormitory, classroom blocks and a studio laboratory.

“The government is committed to diversifying the economy by grooming young talents for the creative arts industry to enhance job creation and poverty alleviation,” Dr. Adutwum told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Kwadaso, after he inspected the progress of work on the project.

He was accompanied by Dr. Kingsley Nyarko, Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwadaso, and Mr. Agyenim Boateng, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).

Work on the project commenced in 2019, and on completion, would spearhead the nation’s bid to identify and harness young talents in areas encompassing literature, music, drama, visual arts, film, dance, sound engineering and film production.

Dr. Adutwum said a team of experts had been put together to develop the curriculum for the institution, adding that the operationalization of the nation’s premier Creative Arts SHS was expected to commence soon.

“The vision of the government is very clear. That, in promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics, we do not have to leave out the creative arts,” he observed.

The creative arts industry, according to the Minister, had many prospects for the younger generation.

Therefore, the government was committed to investing in the sector to brighten the future of the youth.

Dr. Nyarko said the authorities had been monitoring the project to ensure its successful completion.

Mr. Daniel Ohene, Project Coordinator for Messrs Golden Mainland, who guided the delegation for the project inspection, assured of the contractors’ resolve to complete the work as scheduled.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Aufo-Addo’s vision of making Ghana a world-class TVET hub taking shape – DR. Kyei Asamoah

Accra,- The Director-General of the Commission for Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Dr.

Fred Kyei Asamoah, has disclosed that President Akufo Addo’s vision of making Ghana a world-class TVET hub is gradually taking shape.

This, he attributed to the massive infrastructure projects ongoing and restructuring in the various regions across the country to revamp the TVET sector.

Dr Asamoah made this known during a visit to some selected TVET projects with the Parliamentary Select Committee for Education last week.

The Parliamentary Select Committee for Education is currently touring ongoing TVET projects around the country to assess the progress and report back to the house.

In Accra, the Committee visited a new campus for the Accra Technical University at Mpehuasem (Samsam) which was inaugurated in 2018 and is currently being restocked with new tools and equipment under the Ghana China Project on the Rehabilitation and Upgrading of Equipment in Technical Universities and Institutes.

The Committee also visited the Ashaiman Technical Institute where there is a newly constructed workshop with state-of-the-art tools and equipment under the same project.

Again, the team visited the NVTI headquarters and the Vocational and Technical Institute (VTI) both at East Legon where there is an ongoing construction work which is part of the project for the overall upgrade and modernization of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system in Ghana which commenced in 2019.

Background

It would be recalled that in 2018, whilst speaking at the centenary celebrations of Asuansi Technical Institute, in Asuansi, in the Central Region, President Akufo-Addo said it was the goal of his government to make Ghana a world-class centre for skills development, and a leading country in technical and vocational education training (TVET) delivery in Africa.

He further outlined Government’s strategic policy on Technical and Vocational Education and Training, stating: “We want to emphasize the importance of TVET, and redeem the misconception that technical and vocational education is inferior and patronized only by less endowed students.”

This promise has informed the government ‘resolve to invest over $ 700 million US Dollars since 2017.

According to Dr. Asamoah, the government is upgrading and modernizing all National Vocational Training Institutes (NVTIs) and Opportunity Industrialisation Centres (OIC) nationwide.

“The government is also constructing three foundries and machining centres, work on which is ongoing to enhance effective practical training at the various training centres,” he said.

“Again, the government is upgrading 17 Technical and Vocational Institutes across the country and building an office complex to support the unit responsible for TVET examination”, Dr Asamoah stated.

He added that additional infrastructural equipment is being provided at all technical universities to achieve quality delivery at the tertiary level with industry 4.0 standards.

The Chairperson of the Parliamentary Select committee, Mr Kwabena Amankwa Asiamah, said, “the latest machines are being installed and we can see that these machines will help our youth to learn the modern technology and also fit in the modern way of doing things so we can rub shoulders with all other students who are doing technical education in any other country.”

He was upbeat that after the completion of the various construction and installations of equipment across the country, the country’s dream of improving the teaching and learning of TVET would be enhanced drastically.

The team will be visiting the Central, Western, Ashanti and Eastern Region over the next two weeks as part of this project.

Parliamentary delegation

The 20-member Parliamentary Select Committee was led by its Chairperson Mr Kwabena Amankwa Asiamah. The other members are Prince Hamidu Armah (vice-chairman) Peter Kwasi Nortsu-Kotoe (ranking member) Clement Abas Apaak (deputy ranking) Andrew Amoako Asiamah, Vincent Ekow Assafua, Kingsley Nyarko, Augustine Tawiah, Kwasi Ameyaw- Kyeremeh, Joseph Kwame Kumah.

The rest are Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, Bernard Ahiafor, Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe, Christian Corleytey Otuteye, Dakoa Newman, Moses Anim, Queenstar Maame Pokuah Sawyerr, Peter Yaw Kwakye-Ackah and Ayariga Mahama.

The Deputy Minister of Education, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, also an MP, represented the Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum during the tour.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Te Education Committee of Parliament visits TTU

Takoradi,- The Committee on Education of Ghana’s Parliament have paid a working visit to the Takoradi Technical University and other TVET centres to ascertain how investment in the sector was adopting to quality human capital production for industry and the oil and gas sector.

The Takoradi Technical University since its conversion in 2016, has witnessed massive injection in terms of Technical infrastructure to enable it produce men and women with competency based skills for the development of the country.

Such investment, Professor Kweku Bondzie-Micah, the Pro Vice Chancellor of the University, said was in areas of various state of the art infrastructure, training facilities and laboratories.

He stated that the school, under TVET could now boost of six modern laboratories, three storey 15 units lecture halls, library, ICT and accommodation for teachers.

The school through the facility continue to train more hands for the oil and gas sector.

In the meantime, the Akatakyi campus of the University, he noted, was grappling with defects, bad road network, accommodation and transportation challenges and called on the Committee to as a matter of urgency help resolve the issues.

The University, however, has intention of mobilizing students to the campus to make it useful come 2021/2022 academic year.

“We intend moving all second and third year electrical, welding and mechanical students to the campus despite transportation cost…we need investors to develop hostels for us.”

Professor Micah therefore called for COTVET’s assistance in vamping the place.

The Chairman of the Committee, Mr Kwabena Amankwah Asamoah, urged the University to engage with the Committee on all matters bordering its development to enhance their production.

Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah, the Director General of the Ghana Commission for TVET of the Ministry of Education, said the facility visited was to enable the legislators have a good overview of investment in the TVET sector, understand the area and the need for government to commit more resources into the area, for a faster socioeconomic advancement of the country.

“We are here to see how investment in the areas are helping to solve the Technical manpower needs of the country, particularly that this University is sited in the oil and gas enclave of the country, and the need for quality artisans and technical men to penetrate the industry”.

Dr. Asamoah said the Ghana Bereau of Welding had been instituted to help in training and certify the critical Mass with the potency to grow local content and participation.

“Our certification does not only become home used but one that can be appreciated no matter the boundary of Operations…we are investing in infrastructure, capacity to achieve this in the shortest possible time,” the Director General added.

The team also conducted similar engagement with the Takoradi Technical Institute and the NVTI.

The twenty-member committee oversees expenditure, infrastructure and policy direction to promote quality education.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Eucation Minister, Asantehene, Tepamanhene and 17 others honoured

Accra,- The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Paramount Chief of Tepa, Nana Adusei Atwenewa Ampem I, and seventeen other persons have been honoured at a special ceremony at Tepa in the Ashanti region on Saturday.

The award ceremony, which was in two categories, saw the Education Minister, Asantehene and the Tepamanhene being honoured for their support towards the development of education at Tepa and the country as a whole while the other awardees were also honoured for contributing in diverse ways towards the socio-economic development of Tepa and its surrounding communities.

Dr Adutwum and the Tepamanhene were present to receive their citations. The Asantehene’s award was received by Barima Ogyeabour Amankwa Adunan I, Paramount Chief of Kuntanase who represented the Asantehene.

The other awardees were five politicians and 12 clergy persons of diverse backgrounds for their role in the development of Tepa and the socio-economic development of Ghana were also presented with a plaque.

In attendance were the Director-General for National Disaster Management Organization, Mr Eric Nana Agyemang Prempeh, Mr Asamoah Boateng, Director-General, State Interest and Governance Authority (SIGA) and Mr Francis Asenso-Boakye, the Minister of Works and Housing among others.

The annual award event was organised by the Divine Key Believers Network-Ghana in collaboration with Prince Hampel World Outreach (UK), and the Tepa Local Council of Churches to reward individuals who have distinguished themselves in the socio-economic development of the area and the rest of the country.

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, in his short address, expressed his profound gratitude to the Tepamanhene and other organisers for the honour done him.

He commended the Asantehene for his lead role in the development of education in the Ashanti region and the country in general and also lauded the Tepahene for his vision to promote the development of education in his area and called on other chiefs to emulate this good initiative of complementing government effort at transforming the country through education.

The Education Minister emphasised that the development of good education required the collective effort of various facets of the economy and therefore called on all to contribute their quota towards attaining such a feat.

He said, “although the government is doing everything possible to provide the needed resources towards the development of education if all stakeholders do not play their collective roles, it would be very difficult to get the right results”.

Citation

The citation which was presented by Professor Prince Hampel, President of Prince Hampel World Outreach (UK) read, ” Hon. Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, we believe that God Almighty has appointed you as a Joshua to continue the good works of your predecessors in the Education Ministry to bring a new face to Ghana’s Education Sector and that was why He chose you through His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President of Ghana. Indeed, you have proven beyond reasonable doubt that indeed you are a man to bring transformation into the nation’s education.

“You have also fought a good fight in the Covid-19 pandemic season and has stabilized education in the country”.

The President and the entire board of Divine Key Believers Network-Ghana in collaboration with Prince Hampel World Outreach (UK), and the Tepa Local Council of Churches wish to say a big Ayekoo for honouring this invitation and celebrating our hero Nana Adusei Atwerewa Ampem I”.

Background

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education, who is also the Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe in the Ashanti region, was appointed a Deputy Minister of Education during the 1st term of office of the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government.

Due to his hard work and the innovative initiatives, he introduced into the education sector during the 1st term, the government had no option than to make him a substantive Education Minister during the 2nd term to continue with the good works he started.

Notable among the initiatives he introduced were the double-track system into Senior High School level which saw more than 400,000 other students also going to school instead of staying home as a result of lack of accommodation space in schools.

His dream of supporting the government to promote the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, revamping the Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) are just a few of the good initiatives he was promoting to transform the nation’s socio-economic development.

Source: Ghana News Agency