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26.02.2009 Education

Corporate bodies urged to recognise chemists


The Ghana Students' Chemical Society (GSCS), has decried the marginalization of chemists in the nation's socio-economic development.

The group noted that most manufacturing and industrial companies had continuously downplayed the role of the chemists in their activities resulting in flooding of unwholesome products on the Ghanaian.

Mr. Richard Dapaah, National Organizer of GSCS, said, it was high time the role of chemists was well defined especially in the wake of the oil exploration, to enable them to contribute effectively to oil processing into finished products.

He made the call when he led the group to donate items, including biscuits and soft drinks and an undisclosed amount of money to Jesus the King Orphanage at Boadi in Kumasi on Thursday.

Mr. Dapaah called for closer collaboration between academia and industries to enable students have access to companies in the country to facilitate their practical and industrial attachment.

Ms. Liane Loeth, Coordinator of the Orphanage, who received the donation praised the students for the gesture.

The donation formed part of activities marking the 10th annual national conference of GSCS, which was being held in Kumasi on the theme: “Chemistry; Recreating the World”.