The Vice President of the republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed that the government intends to upgrade the Animal Health And Production College at Pong-Tamale in the Savelugu District of the Northern Region into a University of Agriculture.
He made this known speaking to Yoo Naa Yakubu Abdulai Andani at his Palace in Savelugu.
According to him, this would ensure that the study of agriculture, which is the main source of income to the residents of the area, is given a boost as this will build the capacity of persons interested in the field of study; who will in turn impart the knowledge directly onto farmers.
The Vice President also made emphasis on the significance of agriculture in the country and that the upgrading of the institution, which is one of the oldest in the region, would make a significant impact in the lives of many.
“The Akufo-Addo government intends to upgrade the Pong Tamale Agric College into a university to help promote the studies of Agriculture at an advanced level which will directly impact positively on food production among others”, he disclosed.
After the upgrade, this brings a total of two to the number of public universities in the Northern Region after the University for Development Studies (UDS) which is the premier university of the Northern region.