The University of Ghana’s College of Basic and Applied Sciences in line with the University’s vision of becoming a world class research-intensive University over the next decade, has launched a Strategic Plan for the years 2018-2024.
The Strategic Plan comprises of 6 strategic priorities, 27 strategic objectives, 63 actions and 36 Key performance indexes.
In his opening address, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Vice-Chancellor, who chaired the event, expressed gratitude to the Provost, Prof. Daniel Asiedu for not relenting in the drawing up of a Strategic Plan for the College. He indicated that strategic plans serve as a guide and also provide direction for an institution.
The Strategic Plan of a unit of the University he noted, has to be in line with the main Strategic Plans of the University of Ghana to ensure the achievement of the institutional goals and also help move the University forward.
In advocating adherence to processes and procedures, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu admonished the College to discharge its mandate in a manner that will not be detrimental to the University.
The Vice-Chancellor further charged the College to ensure prudent financial management as stated in their strategic plans.
Launching the Strategic Plan, the Vice-Chancellor emphasised the need for the College to pay critical attention to monitoring and evaluation, career progression and training of technical staff.
These he noted will provide direction and make the College relevant to the needs of the country. Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu also advocated for the college to take advantage of opportunities from external stakeholders.
Prof. Owusu reiterated that Strategic Plans thrive on positive attitudes and desire to change since negative attitude towards change causes Strategic Plans to fail.
He therefore charged the College not to relent in training of faculty and non-faculty members on the code of conduct and standards of the ethics of the University of Ghana.
Prof. Daniel Asiedu, Provost of the College in presenting the Strategic Plan echoed that the plan was designed in line with the University’s Strategic Plan and based on the “Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat” (SWOT) analysis.
To aid in the full implementation of the Strategic plan, Prof. Asiedu indicated that key performance indicators were going to be monitored and evaluated at a mid-term review by officers at the Office of the Provost.
Dr. Samuel Onwona, a member of the College Advisory Board in brief remarks highlighted the processes and procedures that led to the establishment of the Strategic Plan. He also acknowledged individuals who contributed towards the establishment of the Strategic plans.
Earlier, Mr. Emmanuel Baidoo, College Secretary, CBAS, gave a brief background on the history, structure and the constituents of the College and reiterated the fact that Strategic Plans of units are to fit into the overall Strategic plan of the University.
The ceremony was attended by members of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences Advisory Board, Provosts, Deans and Directors, faculty and non-faculty members and students of the College.