A seven-member delegation from the Chinhoyi University Technology, CUT, of Zimbabwe have paid a 7-day working visit to the Takoradi Technical University to strengthen an Memorandum of Understanding, MoU between CUT and Takoradi Technology University, TTU. The delegation was led by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of CUT, Prof. Irvan D. T. Mpofu.
During an interaction with the Executive Committee of TTU, they briefed the committee on the object of their visit, stating that the Government of Zimbabwe has mandated all tertiary institutions to opt for Education 5.0 system where innovation and industrialization are added to the traditional approach of teaching, researching and community services.
In the words of our government, “every university should contribute to the overall GDP of the country through innovation and industrialization, because any tertiary institution without innovation and industrialization is a glorified high school”, Prof Mpofu stated.
The group which was made up of lecturers, administrators and technicians met their counterparts from the faculties of Engineering, Applied Sciences as well as Applied Arts and Technology where they shared ideas and experiences.
The visit was a reciprocal visit to an earlier one by TTU Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar to the Chinhoyi University of Technology, CUT.
It was also to strengthen the link between TTU and CUT as well as explore the possibility to run joint programmes that will allow staff and students to teach and learn in their respective institutions. The group, during their stay visited the St. Mary’s Boys Senior High School were the first President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe taught and met his first wife, Sally Mugabe. They also, visited Nkroful, the birthplace of Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
Other places of visit by the delegation include Apolonia Fort at Beyin, Nzulezu, Elmina and Cape Coast Castles.
At the farewell meeting with Management and the Executive Committee, the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun expressed his happiness about their visit and stated that the initial relationship has now grown into a full marriage and will likely bear fruit.
The Registrar of CUT, Prof. T. B. Bhebhe, on behalf of the Management of his University thanked Management and staff of TTU for sharing their experiences and expertise with them and promised that CUT will also ensure that the relation between the institutions will last longer as the marriage between Robert Mugabe and his first Ghanaian wife, Sally.
The delegation departed on Saturday 22nd July 2023.