Veep Inaugurates Madina Institute Of Science And Technology

The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has reiterated the government’s commitment to ensure that every district in the country gets a factory.

Inaugurating the Madina Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) in Accra last Saturday, the Vice-President said the institute had been established at a good time because it would contribute to the training of Ghanaians who would be required to work and manage some of the factories envisaged by the government.

In attendance were dignitaries, including the Turkish Ambassador to Ghana, Ms Nesrin Bayazit; the Sudanese Ambassador, Babikir Elsiddig Mohamed Elamin; the Minister of Inner City and Zongo Development, Alhaji Boniface Abubakar Saddique, and the Managing Director of the Stanbic Bank, Mr Alhassan Andani.


The MIST was established in 2013 by the Madina Foundation for Science and Technology (MFST), a not-for-profit entity incorporated in 2010, to provide quality tertiary education for individuals who aspire to acquire and advance knowledge in science and technology.

The institute commenced operations with three schools: the School of Engineering, the School of Business Technology and the School of Liberal Arts and Science and Centre for Professional Development.

The institute envisages establishing a language centre and an Islamic banking centre in the future.

It is accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) and began operating as a fully fledged university this year, affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) for its

Engineering programmes and the University for Development Studies (UDS) for its Business programmes.

Dr Bawumia said for the government’s industrialisation agenda to be achieved, the country would need more locally trained engineers, saying that would be possible if science and technology institutions trained more people in science-related subjects.