STAKEHOLDERS’ WORKSHOP FOR CURRICULUM CO-DEVELOPMENT – MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY DEGREE: HOSPITALITY AND EVENTS MANAGEMENT
The School of Applied Sciences and Technology of the Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) under the auspices of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program on Monday, June 19, 2023 at 10:15a.m, organized a Stakeholders’ Workshop at the Conference Room of the John K. Borsah Library Complex of CCTU. The workshop saw Lecturers from the Hospitality, Tourism Departments and the School of Graduate Studies.
The Dean of School of Applied Sciences and Technology (SAST), (Prof. Rita Elsie Sanful) in her opening remarks indicated that the workshop was being funded by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program. The purpose of the Workshop was to co-develop a Curriculum for the Master of Technology Degree in Hospitality and Events Management with a focus on new trends in the Hospitality Industry like; How to manage project, how to market hospitality, how to develop hospitality products and ensure clients acceptance to these ideas. Prof. Sanful reiterated that at the end of the workshop a market driven curriculum would have been developed for the Hospitality and Tourism programmes.
The Vice-Chancellor (Prof. Kwaku Adutwum Ayim Boakye) in his welcome address, expressed his gratitude for such an honourable initiative and indicated Management’s preparedness to support this good course. He said that the curriculum should be tailored such that it would permeate the future outcome of the students. He encouraged members to engage with the various industry players and ensure that students were exceptional professionals that could easily be employed after their study. He philosophically advised members to develop a strong curriculum that would train “the head, the heart and the hand”.
Prof. Roselyne Okech the representative of (CADFP) and facilitator of the workshop commended the Dean of (SAST) on her dedication to work. She was of the opinion that developing a strong curriculum without the right resources, structures and facilities would not yield the needed results. She advocated Management’s support for a successful programme that would yield the anticipated outcomes. She advised members to embrace the African culture.
The workshop deliberated on the curriculum and the related course outlines for the programme. It was agreed that for a student to be awarded a Master of Technology (MTech) Hospitality and Events Management Degree, he or she would have completed a one year course work. To qualify for the award of an MPhil, a student would have to do additional year of Research Work. Members came up with ten (10) courses for the first and second semesters.
Present at the meeting were the Vice-Chancellor, (Prof. Kwaku Adutwum Ayim Boakye), the Registrar, (Dr. Francis Narh Akrono), the Dean of Applied Sciences and Technology (Prof. Rita Elsie Sanful), the Dean of School of Graduate Studies (Dr. Stephen Agyefi-Mensah), Mrs. Gifty Coffie an Industry representative from Ridge Royal Hotel Cape Coast and Lecturers of both the Hospitality and Tourism Departments. Ms. Jemimah Adjei-Attah reported for the Directorate of Public Affairs.
Source: Directorate of Public Affairs