The Alumni of KNUST Sets Up COVID-19 Fund


The alumni of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have set up the KNUST Alumni COVID-19 Fund with a seed money of 50,000 to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fund will be managed by the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) of the KNUST.


The leadership of the alumni last Thursday met the authorities of the university and made their intentions known.

Led by the Global President of the KNUST Alumni, Dr Kwaku Agbesi, the group expressed satisfaction about the work the KCCR was doing in the wake of the pandemic, and the need to support such a worthy cause.

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He assured the university that the alumni were now very vibrant and well-positioned to render the needed assistance towards the development of the university.

He therefore, called on all members of the alumni across the world to donate to help support the fund.


The Council Chairman of the university, Nana Effah Apenteng, who received the cheque on behalf of the KCCR, commended the alumni for coming to the aid of the school in such a time.

Present were the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kwasi Obiri-Danso, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mrs Rita Akosua Dickson and a former Vice-Chancellor of the KNUST, Prof. William Otoo Ellis.

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Nana Apenteng said the initiative was in the good interest of the university and had come at a time that government was battling with resources to help fight the deadly virus.

That notwithstanding, the council chairman, called on the citizenry to adhere to the various COVID-19 safety protocols adding that “together we can fight this social canker”.