Dr. Roland S. Kabange

Designation: 
Staff Grade: 
Brief Bio: 

A down-to-earth individual with quality education in Engineering and Mathematics and a focus on environmental engineering (sanitation option) at the PhD level, Dr. Roland S. Kabange is a Senior Lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department of Kumasi Technical University (formerly Kumasi Polytechnic). 

He worked tirelessly and gained accreditation status in the 2000/2001 academic year 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). 

Under Dr. Lord Asamoah’s administration as Rector, Roland successfully wrote a NUFFIC project proposal on capacity building in the 2003/2004 academic year for the department which attracted one million Euro (€1,000,000.00) grant to the department – the first of its kind in the history of the university at the time.  He was the Head of Civil Engineering Department from 1997 – 2004 and 2014 – 2015 academic year.  Currently, he doubles as an adjunct Senior Lecturer with Ghana Technology University College (GTUC), Kumasi campus. 

Education: 

PhD in Environmental Engineering (sanitation option), University of Leeds, Leeds (United Kingdom)

MSc (Irrigation Engineering), Russian Peoples’ Friendship University, Moscow (Russia)

BSc (Civil Engineering), Patrice Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University, Moscow (Russia)

Auxiliary Qualifications

Ecological Alternatives in Sanitation Certificate, Stockholm Environment Institute,

Stockholm (Sweden)                          

Mathematics Enhancement 6-month Course (MEC), Leeds Trinity University College,

Bradford College, and Huddersfield University (United Kingdom)

 

Research Interests: 
  • Promotion of sustainable low-cost sanitation systems for low-income densely-populated peri-urban communities of developing countries;
  • Knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) in sanitation;
  • Greywater management and use;
  • Curricula development at the Master of Technology (MTech), Bachelor of Technology (BTech), and Higher National Diploma (HND) levels based on the competency-based-training (CBT) concept; and
  • Proposal writing for grant funding.
Teaching Areas: 

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Civil Engineering:

Liquid Waste Management (CVE 102)

Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics (CVE 107)

Civil Engineering Project 6 (CVE 207)

Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics (CVE 211)

 

Bachelor of Technology (BTech 4-year and BTech Top-Up) in Civil Engineering:

Irrigation and Drainage Engineering (CVE 513)

Hydraulic Engineering (CVE 507)

Liquid Waste Management (BTC 207)

Civil Engineering Project 6 (BTC 208)

 

Pre-MTech 6-Month Course:

Water Supply

Liquid Waste Management

 

Master of Technology (MTech) in Water and Environmental Engineering:

Ecosystems and Ecological Engineering (CVE 605)

Research Methods (CVE 612)

Wastewater Treatment and Disposal (CVE 606)

Seminar (CVE 701)

Final Project Work – Phase 1 (CVE 705)

Final Project Work – Phase 2 (CVE 702)

Experience: 

Head, Department of Civil Engineering

 Head, Department of Civil Engineering (1998 – 2004)

 Head, Department of Civil Engineering (2014 – 2015)

Publications: 
  1. Kabange, R. S.  (2019). Sanitation practices and attitudes of the Kotoko community in Suame, Kumasi, Ghana. Current Trends in Civil and Structural Engineering (CTCSE) 1 (5), 1 – 9
  2. Kabange, R. S. and Nkansah, A. (2019).  A review of pit latrine emptying technologies for low-income densely-populated settlements of developing countries. Current Trends in Civil and Structural Engineering (CTCSE) 1 (2), 1 – 5
  3. Kabange, R. S. & Graham, J. (2017).  Community population density variation implications on sanitation system cost – the case of Kotoko community in Suame (Kumasi), Ghana.  Journal of Civil and Environmental Research 9 (2), 46 – 53 of The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)
  4. Kabange, R. S. (2017).  The water supply and sanitation sector in Ghana. International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Applied Science (IJSEAS) 3 (9), 180 – 194.
  5. Kabange, R. S. (2017).  Non-health externalities contribution to sanitation improvement: a review.  International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Applied Science (IJSEAS) 3 (9), 195 – 212.
  6. Kabange, R. S. (2017).  Simplified sewerage – “true partner” for the peri-urban poor? International Journal of Latest Engineering Research and Applications (IJLERA) 2 (9), 63 – 67.
  7. Kabange, R. S. (2017).  Low-cost sanitation technology options for low-income high-density peri-urban communities of developing countries.  International Journal of Latest Engineering Research and Applications (IJLERA) 2 (9), 49 – 62.
  8. Kabange, R. S. and Nkansah, A. (2017).  From the great bubonic plague outbreak to PUSH UP in Ghana.  International Journal of Recent Engineering Research and Development (IJRERD) 2 (9), 19 – 23
  9. Kabange, R. S. and Nkansah, A. (2017).  User-minded audit of peri-urban Kotoko community pour-flush latrine usage in Suame (Kumasi), Ghana.  International Journal of Recent Engineering Research and Development (IJRERD) 2 (9), 12 – 18.
  10. Kabange, R. S., Graham, J. & Nkansah, A. (2016).  Sanitation system solution for Kotoko community in Suame (Kumasi), Ghana.  American Scientific Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences (ASRJETS) 16 (1), 19 – 54    
  11. Kabange, R. S. & Nkansah, A. (2015).  Shared sanitation facilities: a reality or mirage? American Scientific Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences (ASRJETS), 14 (1), 172 – 177  
  12. Kabange, R. S. & Nkansah, A. (2015).  Peri-urban community perceptions towards greywater use: a case study of the Kotoko community in Suame (Kumasi), Ghana.  Journal of Civil and Environmental Research 7 (9), 1 – 9 of The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)              
  13. Kabange, R. S. & Nkansah, A. (2015).  Peri-urban community socio-cultural preferences for, and experts’ views on, sanitation options: a case study of the Kotoko community in Suame (Kumasi), Ghana.  Journal of Environment and Earth Science 5 (18), 28 – 35 of The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE)