Rev. Professor Emmanuel Adow Obeng, President of the Presbyterian
University College, Ghana has reminded technical universities to remain glued
to their original mandate to produce the needed skilled technical and
professional human resource for sustainable development.
speaking at the 19th Congregation of the Ho Technical University (HTU) at the
Obeng who was the guest speaker pointed out that technical universities were
established to provide higher education in engineering, science and
technology-based disciplines, technical and vocational education training,
applied arts and related disciplines.
over whether they were at par with the traditional universities or not was,
therefore, baseless, he insisted.
Obeng touched on governance issues and said that there was the need for
governing councils and managements and the technical universities to institute
management-training programmes within their institutions, and also encourage
and financially support key officers to attend training seminars and workshops.
council and management of technical universities have to make it a priority to
build the capacity of the staff and attract new staff especially academic
staff, with the requisite academic qualifications and industry experience,” he
Professor Ben Q. Honyenuga, acting Vice
Chancellor re-affirmed HTU’s firm stance to break the barriers of language by
running its programmes in English and French.
He said that
the university was collaborating with other institutions in Togo, Benin and
Cote D’Ivoire to realise that objective sooner than later.
In all, 1,290
graduands were awarded Bachelor of Technology degrees and Higher National
Professor Honyenuga urged them to remain good ambassadors of HTU.
FROM ALBERTO MARIO NORETTI, HO
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