Technicians from the Departments of Sculpture Technology and Interior Design Technology have presented samples of the TTU-made desks and tables to the Vice Chancellor as part of measures by the University to end its dependence on imported furniture. The100 mono-desks and 20 tables manufactured on campus with quality finishing for use at lecture halls and the library showcases TTU’s capacity to produce its own furniture locally and even supply other institutions, thereby helping Ghana reduce the foreign currency needs just to import expensive but sometimes inferior furniture.
The Head of the Sculpture Department, Rex Akinruntan, who led the presentation, said the TTU made mono-desks and tables were jointly manufactured by the Sculpture Department which designed the metallic components and the Interior Design Department which also designed the wooden slabs.
He added that the teams from the two departments were motivated by the Vice Chancellor’s challenge to them to help produce such mono-desks and tables to reduce the University’s dependence on expensive imports from China.
While receiving the items on behalf of the University, the Vice Chancellor of TTU, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun, praised the two departments for rising up to the challenge. He said such locally manufactured furniture by the University would ensure cost-cutting and more importantly serve as a testimony that the Takoradi Technical University is truly living up to its expectation as a technical university.