The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is to roll out a programme on television, to telecast live lessons to assist students of less-endowed senior high schools to improve on their grades and enhance their chances of accessing tertiary education.
Under the programme, the university is to select the best teachers in the various subjects across the country and with the agreement of their respective schools, engage such teachers to telecast live lessons on the newly established TEK TV to be accessed by students at specific times.
TEK TV, which was inaugurated last year as one of the educational outlets of KNUST, will focus primarily on helping to whip up interest in education and help bridge the gap between Grade 'A' schools and the less-endowed schools.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Kwasi Obiri-Danso, announced this at the first of quarterly meetings with media practitioners in Kumasi last Friday.
The meeting sought to deepen the existing relationship between the university and the media and look at how best to promote Science education.
Prof. Obiri-Danso said the programme was also a collaboration with the Ministry of Education as part of its policy of knowledge sharing.
In line with expanding its frontiers and creating bigger opportunities for students, Prof. Obiri-Danso said, the university was in a relationship with the Arizona State University in the United States of America (USA) in a special programme dubbed: "3-1-1."
The programme offers a five-year scholarship programme for exceptional and qualified students to pursue a three-year undergraduate programme at KNUST which will be enhanced for a year at Arizona and an additional year of Master of Sciences (MSc) programme.
The vice chancellor said a committee had been formed to scrutinise the application of qualified students to ensure that only those who merited were chosen.
Touching on a wide range of issues, including creating a paperless institution, Prof. Obiri-Danso said a number of biometric machines had been installed at vantage points on campus where students would confirm their registration without having to form long queues to be manually registered and verified.
The new move is to reduce wastage and delay in academic works.
He said as a way of curbing vandalism and potential clashes of rival halls, a number of closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) had been installed at the various halls to track deviant characters for the appropriate sanctions to be applied.