CAPE COAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY INDUCTS THE VICE-CHANCELLOR AND REGISTRAR INTO OFFICE.
On Friday, November 17, 2023, the Cape Coast Technical University inducted Professor Kwaku Adutwum Ayim Boakye as Vice-Chancellor and Dr. Anthony Hercules Turkson as the Registrar.
Prof. Kwaku Adutwum Ayim Boakye, who succeeded Rt. Rev. Prof. Joshua Danso Owusu-Sekyere as the third Vice-Chancellor, pledged to enforce an inclusive, inventive open-door strategy with dedicated administration.
Addressing a vibrant ceremony, Prof. Boakye emphasised the university's purpose of providing the nation with high-quality manpower. He stated that the university understood the demands of the modern world, which called for graduates who are empathetic, climate-sensitive, proficient in technology, and ethically pure in order to meet organisational objectives.
In addition, he said that the university's emphasis on critical thinking, creativity, teamwork, and communication had enhanced its ability to produce cutting-edge, novel solutions that make certain tasks easier for people.
Besides winning multiple international awards, the CCTU has secured funding totaling 3 million Ghana Cedis to promote innovation, research, and skill development.
Prof. Kwaku Adutwum Ayim Boakye affirmed that, after studying the system for six months, he was convinced that adopting a corporate and entrepreneurial mindset and culture is the “sine qua non” for our achievement of greatness and global recognition.
He reiterated that his Management team will build on the gains achieved in the past by adopting the philosophy of Institutionalized Intentional Excellence.
This maxim is based on a strategy to harness the undeniable God-given intelligence of each worker at CCTU and position it to be both intentional and institutionalised.
He also galvanised support for the university's five-pillar strategic vision for 2021-2025, including quality teaching and learning, research and innovation, infrastructure development, enhanced student welfare, and increased community outreach.
Professor Adutwum Kwaku Ayim Boakye has authored forty-five (45) academic and technical publications and served as a vital consultant for many government committees, international organisations, and initiatives pertaining to the growth of tourism.
In his 19 years in the tourist industry, Prof. Boakye has successfully taught over 10 PhD holders and 20 M Phil holders. His research interests are in the areas of destination management, governance, transatlantic slave trade, and tourism safety.
Prior to taking on his new role, he held several administrative positions, including Dean of International Relations at the University of Cape Coast in 2019.
The CCTU Vice-Chancellor was born in Takoradi to Dr. Joseph Kwasi Ayim Boakye (deceased) and Mrs. Comfort Ayim Boakye.
He has six siblings and is a Christian with two children.
Present at the ceremony were dignitaries from political parties, academic institutions, traditional leaders, and regulatory agencies. Friends, relatives, and representatives of sister technical universities also graced the occasion.