About forty-six students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (KNUST) who are on an accelerated program with the Arizona State University in the United States have graduated after completing their first degrees.
The students, 20 of which were from the KNUST School of Business had their graduation ceremony on the 4th of May 2021
The other 26 students are from the KNUST College of Engineering.
The program which is sponsored yearly by the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program see students to complete the final year of their undergraduate studies in Arizona State University (ASU) instead of KNUST.
After completion, the students have the opportunity to continue with a Masters degree education which lasts for one year.
The students were supposed to spend their last year and graduate in the United States but they couldn’t travel due to COVID-19 restrictions. They took their final year courses at Arizona State University online.
According to some of the scholars we spoke to, should the COVID-19 situation subside before the fall, they will have the opportunity to go to the States for their Masters.
The scholars will have their first degres awarded by KNUST while their Masters will be awarded by Arizona State University.