Academic City gets Africa’s first sustainability laboratory

Academic City University College in partnership with the US State Department’s Office of Global Partnership and the Arm Group has established a first-ever sustainability laboratory in Africa on the former’s Accra Campus.

The Connecting Climate Entrepreneurs (CCE) sustainability laboratory is to promote sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship in the fight against climate change.

Speaking to the press, a Senior Director, Emerging Economies at Arm, Stephen Ozoigbo explained that, the team decided to set up the premier CCE laboratory at the Academic University College due to the institution’s technology focus.

“We chose Academic City because we believe in the future of Ghana and we had to combine the leadership and technology in the school before settling on the school which is far more advanced in this space.”

Mr. Ozoigbo added that more of such laboratories will soon be established in other Universities in the country to harness the talents that are churned out each year.

Addressing the press after the commissioning of the lab, the President of Academic City College, Prof Fred McBagonluri expressed his excitement.

“Excited is an understatement and I feel like I am levitating right now for an institution like ours that is barely six years old to gain such attention and all the way to the US government. It is a great day for Academic City and it is a clear reflection that what we have been doing here is gaining the global attention that it really deserves.”

“We churn out the next generation of Africans who are not going to be dependent on government employment but will have their own entrepreneurial ventures that will employ others,” Prof Fred McBagonluri added.