The University of Ghana (UG) and the Ghana Air Force (GAF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the university to receive practical training from the latter for its undergraduate aerospace engineering students.

The agreement would ensure that the GAF provides practical training to the newly established Department of Aerospace Engineering under the School of Engineering (SOE) at UG.

The MoU is expected to take effect from the 2001 academic year and would run for as long as possible.

Professor Samuel Kwame Offei, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of UG, sad the GAF per the agreement, would offer the practical training by opening up its training facilities in aerospace engineering to the UG. "For us, we are excited about this partnership. We see the MoU as a very good means to ensure that our students are well trained and are fit for purpose because they will have the practical component as well as the theoretical component."

Professor Boateng Onwona-Agyeman, Dean of SOE, said the department is charged with the sole responsibility for training aerospace engineers to complement the government's efforts in making Ghana the hub for aviation training in West Africa.