Management of the Accra Technical University, ATU, has purchased an ultra-modern hardware suite made up of a National Instrument Analog, Digital and Power Electronics Modules to simulate practical teaching and learning.
The hardware modules operate with the Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite, ELVIS, and have been modified to facilitate smooth delivery of applicable skills by students.
The initiative which aims at migrating from the traditional mode of theory based approach of teaching and learning precisely at the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of University will ensure students obtain hands-on knowledge.
According to the Head of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Dr. Amevi Acakpovi, the acquisition of the National Instrument and Devices will impact practical knowledge in students and render them employment-ready in tandem with requirements and standards of the job arena.
He was confident the tools will also enable students perform automation and compete with others across the globe.
Management is also geared up to become the fulcrum between industry and academia in producing skilled labor force needed for the country’s growing industrial environment.
In a bid to make these aspirations possible, Management organized a week-long workshop for lecturers at the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department to acquaint them with the gadget.
The seminar which was dubbed “TRAIN-THE-TRAINER” workshop was under the auspices of an Accra based industrial and technical training provider, Korsika Energy Research and Services Limited, KERSL.
President of KERSL, Dr. Kofi Korsah including other Instructors, Douglas Ayitey Tetteh and Emmanuel Arthur expressed satisfaction about the learning pace of the lecturers and were hopeful of positive outcomes.
Some lecturers from the Department, Mr. Ananga Eric, Mr. Quaynor Nii and Mr. Emmanuel Adusei Essel lauded Management for the inventiveness promised to make the best out of the technology.