Location: Kumasi - Ashanti Region, Ghana, W/A
Postal Address: P. O. Box 854, Kumasi Fax: +233 (0)3220-22387
Tel: +233 (0)3220-22387, +233 (0)3220-22388
Roland is a down-to-earth individual with quality education in the sciences and engineering, focused on environmental engineering (sanitation option) at the PhD level, and Irrigation Engineering at the BSc and MSc levels. His multidisciplinary PhD thesis entitled “Low-cost sanitation in peri-urban Ghana” combined users’ needs and preferences for sanitation facilities, experts’ views, and relevant literature with sanitation system costing concepts and principles to develop a generic sanitation planning framework for sanitation system selection, while accounting for population density effects on cost for the most cost-effective sanitation system solution. With about twenty (20) years teaching experience in Kumasi Technical University, he has accumulated teaching, learning and administrative experiences, and doubles as an adjunct lecturer with Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) since 2014.
He worked tirelessly and gained accreditation status for the department through the National Accreditation Board (NAB) under the panel chairmanship of the late Professor Kwesi Andam of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He successfully wrote a NUFFIC project proposal on capacity building for the department under Dr. Lord Asamoah’s administration in 2003/2004 academic year, a proposal that led to the award of one million Euro (€1 million) grant to the department – the first of its kind in the history of the institution at the time. To his credit are fourteen (14) peer-reviewed publications, and relevant workshops and courses attended currently number fifteen (15). Curriculum development of Diploma, Bachelor and Masters programmes, and proposal writing for grant funding are some skills acquired.
He designed the first HND curriculum for the department, and recently developed MTech (Water and Environmental Engineering) curriculum for the same department. IHe is a reviewer for African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (AJEST) and European Journal of Engineering Research Science (EJERS) since 2016. He was the Department of Civil Engineering head from 1998 – 2004 and 2014/2015 academic year, an executive member of the Academic Board till 2004, secretary to Polytechnic Teachers’ Association of Ghana (POTAG), a member of a six-member committee nominated to develop a joint Masters programme with Portsmouth University, chaired the MTech (Water & Environmental Engineering) committee, and member of NICHE (Renewable energy & Environmental Engineering) committee. He wishes to continue to make significant contribution to the development of Kumasi Technical University, particularly in areas of teaching, research, and administration, and any other duties as assigned that match my skills and area of expertise.
2014 PhD in Environmental Engineering (sanitation option), University of Leeds, Leeds (United Kingdom)
1996 MSc (Irrigation Engineering), Russian Peoples’ Friendship University, Moscow (Russia)
1994 BSc (Civil Engineering), Patrice Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University, Moscow (Russia)
2010 Leeds Trinity University College, Maths Enhancement Course Bradford College, and Huddersfield University (United Kingdom)
2007 – 2008 Stockholm Environment Institute, Ecological Alternatives in Stockholm (Sweden) Sanitation Certificate
1994 – 1995 Russian Peoples’ Friendship Univ. Diploma (Interpreter -Russian to English)
1989 – 1996 Russian Peoples’ friendship Univ. Certificate (Russian language Teacher)
1987 − 1989 Pre-university voluntary work (or national service), Navrongo Secondary School (Ghana) Taught Advanced Level Maths, Ordinary Level Maths and Physics
1985 – 1987 Bawku Secondary School (Ghana) Advanced Level Certificate (“A” Levels) in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, and General Paper