Drone Technology: ATU Breaks Ground

The "Training of Trainers" programme, a four-day drone workshop has successfully come to a close at the Accra Technical University Drone Centre. 
The programme which brought the University, the Ghana Armed Forces and A- Tech Group from South Korea under one umbrella was to equip participants from the University and the military with the requisite skills in areas of drone technology such as diagnosing, assembling repairing and drone maintenance.
For four days, (Monday 7th to Friday 11th October 2019) the A-Tech team comprising Messrs. Cheol Soo Lee, Jang Jin Woung , Yang Jihun and Micheal Tagoe took trainees through comprehensive  tutoring on designing, assembling and programming of drones .
Each trainee was trained on the Frame, Motor, Electronic Speed Controller, Propellers, Batteries, Arduino Board, Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), and Radio Controller of drones among others.
In addition to this, trainees practised on flight simulators after which they piloted the drones that they had designed, assembled and programmed at the workshop.
CEO of A-Tech Group Korea, Mr. Cheol Soo Lee, expressed his excitement to be part of  the training and stated that the workshop will bring Ghana at the centre of drone technology.  He mentioned his group's plans of supplying and issuing of license to drone operators in the future .
Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Samuel Nii Odai, reiterated the importance  of  drone knowledge in modern times where drone use has become a common feature in developed countries, spurring and accelerating further development . He mentioned how instrumental drones can be in areas including Land Administration and Risk Assessment, Forestry Managment and Urban Planning . He hinted that the University currently runs courses in the area of drone technology at the University's Drone Training Centre. These include a ten-day Competency-based Training leading to the award of Basic Drone Pilot Certificate and ten days of Competency-Based Training leading to the award of Basic Drone Design, Assembly and Programming Certificate.
Commander of the Signals Regiment Lt. Col. Peter Abban also commended the University for coming up with the workshop and hoped that it will be beneficial to the three stakeholders that joined hands to make the workshop a success.
Participants of the workshop expressed their joy for being part of the programme and recounted the rich experience they have gathered throughout the four days. They were full of praise for the leadership of the University and hoped to replicate all that has been taught.
The ceremony ended with a demonstration of drone flying at the University Campus. Trainees were given the opportunity to showcase their newly-found skills in drone flying before dignitaries and the student populace.