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1ST Congregation of Sunyani Technical University

Technical Universities are meant to position Technical Vocational Education as a driver of economic prospects.

1ST Congregation of Sunyani Technical University

I am pleased to be here this morning on the occasion of the 1st Congregation of Sunyani Technical University. I believe it is an occasion worth recognizing for celebration. I extend to you greetings from the Ministry and the Honourable Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh.

Following the dissolution of Boards and Councils of Public entities in accordance with the Presidential Transition Act, 2012 (Act 845), the Ministry of Education has initiated processes for the reconstitution of all Boards and Councils under its purview. On this note, the Ministry has requested all Universities, Technical Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education to submit the names of constituent representatives on their various Councils in line with the respective Acts through the NCTE. It is the expectation of the Ministry that this exercise would be accorded the needed urgency it deserves. We also wish to entreat Management to ensure that the relevant representatives are well consulted and the right caliber of people are selected to represent the Councils.

The Ministry is committed to the conversion process of Polytechnics to Technical Universities. We are pleased to hear that following the Match-Making Exercise in Germany in the latter part of 2016, most Technical Universities have made follow up actions and entered into MOU’s with respective Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany and also made other partnership initiatives. Government will assist the Wa and Bolgatanga Polytechnics to be converted to Technical University status. We are also pleased with the progress of work at Wa Polytechnic through the facilitation of the Interim Management Committee. The Polytechnic has now appointed substantive Rector, Registrar and Finance Officer.

Government will pay the Book and Research Allowance and in addition establish a Research Fund. A provision of Fifty Five Million has been made in the 2017 budget to pay the Book and Research Allowance and plans are in place to establish a Research Fund to enhance academic research.

Government remains committed to abolish the payment of utilities by students. We are also aware of disconnections by the Electricity Company of Ghana and Ghana Water Company Ltd on Public Tertiary Institutions. The Ministry in collaboration with the NCTE and the Tertiary Institutions will enter into special negotiations with the utility companies to find lasting solution to the problem.

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  1. Whole-Genome Sequences of Two Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Strains Isolated from Patients with Urinary Tract Infection in Ghana

    Agyepong N, Govinden U, Owusu-Ofori A, Allam M, Ismail A, Pedersen T, Sundsfjord A, Essack S. 2019. Whole-genome sequences of two multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii strains isolated from patients with urinary tract infection in Ghana. Microbiol Resour Announc 8:e00270-19.

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    This paper assesses the suitability of Salancrete block – mixture of sand, laterite and cement – for urban housing delivery in Ghana. Three Salancrete blocks were moulded from four lateritic soil samples obtained from Fiapre, Magazine, Kotokrom and S-Poly, all in the Sunyani Municipality. Also, three blocks each were moulded for sandcrete and landcrete (laterite and cement), using 10% cement content in each case. The 28-day compressive strength values were 5.76, 3.78 and 3.09 N/mm2 for Salancrete, Sandcrete and Landcrete respectively. It was concluded that combining laterite and sand will produce a more suitable block input for sustainable housing delivery in Ghana.

    Authors: Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah

  3. Towards A Sustainable Ceramic Industry In Ghana: An Assessment Of The Working Environment Using Five Forces Industrial Model

    This paper discussed ceramics as an industry that is capable of improving Ghana’s economy and providing direct and indirect employment, and penetrating the international market. The working environments of the companies within the local industry were analysed using the Porter’s Five Forces Industrial Model which revealed that the Ghanaian Ceramic Companies are competitively weak in the areas of exports, and not able to compete favourably with new entrants, although, strong in the area of raw materials and resource inputs. Study showed that the challenges within the industry can be nipped in the bud if academia, industry and government work indivisibly.

    Authors: Samuel Nortey, Robert Amoanyi, Frederick E. Okai

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