Don’t Deviate from your Mandate - PRO VC (ASA) urges Technical Universities


Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana in charge of Student and Academic Affairs, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo has urged Technical Universities in the country not to deviate from their mandate but must concentrate on producing  quality entrepreneurs to fill the middle to high level manpower that the nation requires for progress.

She gave this advice during the first session (virtual) of the 13th congregation for the Bachelor  of Technology Programmes of the Sunyani Technical University (STU).

Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo noted that the traditional universities thought about employable skills that they could infuse, when introducing new programmes, saying “you already have that, and you don’t have to lose it”.
“Believe me, successful entrepreneurship is not as dependent on our course structure as is on the business environment. Now that it is abundantly clear that it is impossible for the public sector to absorb all the graduates that we are producing, the government needs to move the entrepreneurship talk to the next level of practicalization”, she stressed.
“We need to walk the talk and put our money, where our mouths are” Nana Amfo added, and reminded the graduates that “life of a technical graduate can be unpredictable, strenuous and exhausting. But all these provide moments of opportunity to bring true change and valued service to our communities and the world”.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor further called on the government to recognize graduates of technical universities in their placement and create the enabling environment that would allow private persons to create sustainable jobs.
The 13th Congregation of the Sunyani Technical University (STU)  which was held under the theme, “Technical and Vocational Education Training: the key to sustainable job creation in Ghana” saw a  total of 389 graduates who were awarded Bachelor of Technology degrees in Engineering, TVET, Applied Science and Technology, Applied Arts as well as Business and Management.
Credit: Ghana News Agency