Takoradi Technical University inducts substantive Vice Chancellor

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The Takoradi Technical University (TTU) has inducted into office its first Vice Chancellor on Friday 18th October 2019. The programme at the university’s auditorium also

Takoradi Technical University was formerly a Polytechnic and has been in existence for almost thirty-nine [39] years as a government institution under the Ghana Education Ministry.

The aims of the University is to provide higher education in the engineering, science and technology based disciplines, technical and vocational programmes, applied arts and related disciplines.

TTU inducts new vice chancellor In his address, new TTU Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun said his appointment comes at a time when the University was poised to redefine T-VET and self-dedication in Ghana.

According to him when he assumed office four years ago as a rector for the then Takoradi Polytechnic, he outlined a vision and five [5] years strategic plan for the Takoradi Polytechnic which was subsequently approved by the governing council.

The strategic plan was centered on the university delivering on its core mandate of technical education especially in the oil and gas engineering, developing human resource capacity in promoting effectiveness and excellence in teaching, learning and administration as well as research and innovations among others.

Rev. Prof. Eshun emphasized that Takoradi Technical University alumni and industries partners worked under one umbrella with faculties, staffs and students to strengthen network of engagement that impacts the surroundings either at the national level or internationally.

He  added that his dream as first substantive vice chancellor is to make Takoradi Technical University a research hub where new innovations and inventions will abound and to expand partnership with other higher educational institutions, businesses, health sciences, education, governmental agencies, civic organizations in other to build better and much stronger institution.

Welcoming the dignitaries and other stakeholders, the chairperson for Takoradi Technical University Governing Council, Dr. Mrs. Henrietta Abane said the public nature of the investiture induction ceremony signifies the formal admission and commitment of the four key officers to the ideals of Takoradi Technical University as a public institution.

Dr. Mrs. Henrietta Abane stated that the Takoradi Technical University needs the new inducted key officers to steer and manage day to day affairs of the institution for the next four years to help TTU to achieve its mandate as a Technical University on the global academic institution contributing to the socio-economic development in the world at large.

 

According to her stakeholders will therefore be interested in the able leadership that the four officers will be providing toward the development of the University and how the human, financial and material resources of the University will be managed towards achieving the strategic objectives of TTU.

Again, the stakeholders will be interested to the extent of which a congenuous atmosphere created on the University campuses will inspire confidence and high sense of belonging among the various stakeholder groups.

“The stakeholders expect ‘you’ the investiture and inducted officers to commit yourselves to the promotion of academic excellence on the part of both students and lecturers and the empowerment of various statutory committees and structures of the University to function effectively and efficiently”, Dr. Abane to inducted officers.

The four key officers inducted into office to manage and steer the affairs of Takoradi Technical University are, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun as Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Victor Kweku Bondzie Micah as Pro-Vice Chancellor, Mr. Moses MacLean Abnory as registrar and Dr. Gabriel Sam Ahinful as Director of Finance.

 

Filed by: Benjamin Bray-Takoradi

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