The Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 10:00a.m, had a Convocation meeting with the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kwaku Adutwum Ayim Boakye at the Conference Room of the John K. Borsah Library Complex of Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU). 

The Registrar (Dr. Francis Narh Akrono) in his opening remarks said that the meeting was organized to officially introduce the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor to members of Convocation and again, to give Prof. Boakye the opportunity to share his vision with members of Convocation.

Addressing members, Prof. Boakye informed the members of his preparedness to lead the Convocation to continue to be the platform that encourages rich intellectual discourse free from ethnicity, partnership, acrimony and mediocrity to formulate ideas that could accelerate the development of the university. He informed members that during his familiarization tour of the university he noticed the general passion, excellence and zeal with which members and the entire staff exhibited in contributing to the development of CCTU.

In his address, he indicated that for the University to get to its desired destination there was the need to inculcate a philosophy of “Institutionalized Intentional Excellence (IIE)”. He encouraged members to align their individual efforts to the already mentioned philosophy “intentionally” and evaluate the outcome in the next four years. Furthermore, he (Prof. Boakye) was optimistic of Management’s plan to develop actionable plans to pursue the 9 thrusts in the strategic plan. He said there would be external engagement to solicit funding opportunities.

Prof. Boakye informed the meeting of his intention for an aggressive infrastructure drive to augment teaching and learning environment. He said when all the above-mentioned actions were carried out with excellence, his vision of “transparent engaging and visionary leadership that seeks to draw on the energies of hard work, creativity and innovation” to build the CCTU we desire would come to being.

After his address, a cross section of members expressed their views regarding how best they (members) could contribute to the success of the University and also how their needs could be met. Members spoke about security on campus and how it could be improved. Others spoke about lack of facilities that could improve teaching and learning.  Most of the contribution from members centered on the need for members of the University Community to live in harmony to enable CCTU reach its desired destination.

Present at the meeting were the Vice-Chancellor, (Prof. Kwaku Adutwum Ayim Boakye), the Registrar, (Dr. Francis Narh Akrono), the Director of Finance, (Mr. Kwabena Owusu), members of Convocation. Jemimah Adjei-Attah reporting for the Directorate of Public Affairs

Source: Directorate of Public Affairs