Students from the School of Engineering Sciences at the University of Ghana (UG) visited the Atlantic Lithium project site at Ewoyaa on Wednesday to gain practical experience.
In addition to imparting practical ideas, knowledge of engineering into the students, their visit was part of the school’s effort to give them a taste of what they are learning in class.
Among the things the students learned at the site was exploration, which included RC and DD drilling, Geotechnical and Geological diamond core logging, using LIBS and pXRF analyzers among others.
Professor Johnson Manu, Lecturer of Basic and Applied Science at the Department of Earth Science, explained that their visit was to let students know what they teach and how the activities are carried out.
According to him, the student would help companies looking for geologists to help transform the country. So far, Ghana has shown potential, and it has been a good start.
At Atlantic Lithium, he expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to learn and upgrade his knowledge.
“I’m very happy to be here today because I have learned so much and now understand all that we have been taught in class” said Benedicta Ansah, a student. The Principal Geologist at Atlantic Lithium explained that lithium was a mineral used in batteries for cars, phones, and laptops.
Lithium, which is a key ingredient for energy storage technologies, is becoming more valuable as the world becomes more green, electric vehicles are becoming more popular, and infrastructure is becoming more electrified.
The green minerals are metals needed to support the transition to clean energy technologies that strive to minimize carbon emissions as much as possible.