The newly elected 9-member Takoradi Technical University’s Convocation Board has been sworn into office.
The Convocation Board which is led by Dr. Adelaide Spio-Kwofie as its Chairperson was inducted into office by the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victor Kweku Bondzie Micah, at the second convocation meeting of 2022/2023 Academic Year.
In her acceptance address, the Chairperson of the new Convocation Board, Dr. Adelaide Spio-Kwofie expressed appreciation to the University community for the opportunity to serve and however assured to live up to expectations.
“I formally extend our deepest gratitude to you all for bestowing your trust and confidence in us, by allowing us to serve in this capacity. Let me also take this opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous and commendable initiatives that were undertaken by the previous crop of leaders. Indeed, you are an inspiration, a challenge and an avenue for us to continue doing these great works that you began. I am certain though, that with this team that we have, we shall improve on your achievements and surge on to higher heights”, she assured.
On how to guarantee success with their three-year stewardship as Convocation Board, Dr. Adelaide Spio-Kwofie called for unity and cooperation regardless of individual differences in opinion and orientation for the good of TTU’s vision.
“I do not want to pretend that differences in perspectives would not occasionally arise; it is just natural and healthy for these to arise freely without being suppressed. An indicator of the maturity of our organization and the vision of its leadership lies in the ability to identify the challenges related to our diversity and to confront these honestly and transparently to mutually find amicable strategies to enable us to move forward together. It is only in solidarity that we shall realize our common vision. We shall be your voice and lead advocate in the fulfilment of our mandate as enshrined in both the Technical Universities Act 2016, and the Takoradi Technical University Statutes 2020. We will not promise you a bed of roses, but significant successes at the end of our tenure”, she added.
Speaking on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, the Pro Vice Chancellor of TTU, Prof. Victor Kweku Bondzie Micah, while commending the new Convocation Board, urged them to utilize all available platforms to promote the University.
“I wish to remind you of the up-coming Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics in Africa, ATUPA, Conference in Ghana scheduled for 24th August, 2023 at the International Conference Centre. Accra. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘’Mainstreaming TVET for Skills Development, Mobility and Resilient Economies in Africa’’. I entreat members of convocation to make the necessary preparation to attend and make presentations especially the August conference since it would be hosted in Ghana. TTU is supposed to sponsor five (5) key delegates including two (2) women to participate in the upcoming conference”, he said.
He further urged members of Convocation and the University community to embrace the upcoming TTU 70th Anniversary Celebrations.
“as we all are aware, next year, 2024 will be 70 years of the establishment of Takoradi Technical University from the then Takoradi Technical Institute to its current state. A Committee has been constituted to see to the activities for the anniversary celebrations. I encourage members of the committee to be committed to the course and do a good job. Staff who have links to get us sponsorships should contact the committee. We should not leave the work to members of the committee only”, he noted.
The second convocation meeting of 2022/2023 Academic Year was also used to update members on programmes of the University where members also had the opportunity to ask questions.