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Staff durbar on NCTE audit report

Management of Sunyani Technical University (STU) and Senior Staff and Senior Members (non-teaching) of the institution have held discussions on recommendations made by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) on the recent academic audit report it undertook in Technical Universities.

Late last year, the NCTE conducted an academic audit as part of measures to migrate staff of technical universities onto the university salary structure.

The meeting was organized for Senior Staff and Senior Members (teaching and non-teaching) to explain the recommendations made in the academic audit report and also to afford members of staff the opportunity to seek clarifications.

Present at the workshop were the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah; the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dr. Justice Solomon Korantwi-Barimah and Mr. Samuel Ankama Obour, the Registrar.

They took turns to explain the various aspects of the report which are relevant to the participants.

Clarifying rumors going round that some staff, especially Heads of Department (HODs), would lose their positions as a result of the audit, Mr. Obour stated that no staff will suffer such fate, stressing that staff who do not have the requisite academic and professional qualifications have a grace period of about three years to upgrade themselves.

He said the university has put in place a committee to supervise the successful implementation of the academic audit report and also make recommendations for consideration for those who might still not be able to meet the eligibility criteria after the three-year grace period.

Besides, he said, the NCTE has also put in place a Monitoring Committee to see to the effective implementation of the academic audit report in each of the technical universities.

The Registrar also advised staff to be punctual to work and make judicious use of facilities put at their disposal to enhance their competence.

Dr. Korantwi-Barimah, the Pro-VC explained that the decision to retain HODs until their term of office end was to maintain the harmony and unity that exist in the departments but was quick to add that management was unlikely to extend their appointment.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adinkrah-Appiah, for his part described the effort by management to deepen staff understanding of the academic audit report as “a good thing” and asked staff to embrace it.

He encouraged any staff who has any issues about the report to feel free to contact management for explanation.

“If you have challenges, let’s discuss them…we have your welfare at heart. My office is opened to everyone, so feel free to call on me to discuss your concerns”, the Vice-Chancellor said.

When the floor was opened for questions, staff present seized the opportunity to seek explanations to some aspects of the academic audit report which required further clarification.

Later in a separate meeting with the Teaching staff, the Vice-Chancellor assured them of management’s resolve to support lecturers who do not hold PhDs to upgrade themselves to enhance their competences to enable them effectively discharge their duties.

He said for the university to become a center of excellence and compete with other universities there is the need for lecturers to upgrade themselves to the terminal degree.

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Research and Publications

  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.

  2. Salancrete Building Blocks From A Mixture Of Sand, Laterite And Cement For Sustainable Housing Construction In Ghana

    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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