A 19-member Governing Council of the Tamale Technical University has been inaugurated by the Minister for Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh.
The inauguration, which was on Monday 10th June, 2019, was to facilitate and enhance the vision and mission of the institution.
In line with the Technical University Act, 2016 (Act 922), the Governing Council were charged to ensure the attainment of the aims of the Technical University, determine its strategic direction, be responsible for the management and administration of finances and properties of the Technical university and determine the allocation and proper use of funds.
They are to promote income generation activities as part of the programs of the Technical University; promote applied research including provision of technology innovations and solutions to firms and businesses as part of the outreach; foster linkages and collaboration with relevant national and international industries and institutions in furtherance of the mission of the university.
They are also to ensure the conservation and augmentation of resources of the Technical University, specifically in relation to matters affecting income or expenditure; be responsible for discipline in the university; ensure the creation of an environment of equal opportunities for members of the Technical University without regard to ethnicity, sex, race, religious belief or political affiliation.
The Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, who chaired the inauguration ceremony restated government’s efforts in promoting tertiary education as a means of equipping the citizens with tools vital for national development.
He revealed that government had committed to the establishment of a research fund for the sole purpose of funding relevant and sector specific research work in institutions of higher learning.
Dr. Opoku Prempeh also reemphasized government’s readiness to support tertiary-industry collaborative programs to increase opportunities for practical training and internship; promoting curriculum development to meet the skills and human resource opportunities for work and study, and making training in entrepreneurship a cardinal component of the school system.
He again noted that the strategic goals for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Strategy was to make
Ghana a world Centre for skills development, a leading country in TVET delivery, and transform the country’s Labour force to enhance employability and productivity.
The Minister also acknowledged the role of TechnicalUniversities in realizing that goal could not be over emphasized .
Dr. Abdulai, on behalf of the Council,thanked the Government and the Education Ministry for the honor given them to serve their country and pledged their preparedness to work diligently to
Justify the confidence reposed in them.’’We are mindful of the importance ofEducation and we pledged to help guide the mandates and stay within our means toachieve the goals for the country,” he said achieve the goals for the country, he said.
Further speaking, Dr.Opoku Prempeh urged the Tamale Technical University to stick to its core mandate, which is to provide Technical and Vocational training to the world of work.
Story by: Harriet Bio|universnewsroom.com