Twenty-four retirees and four staff of Takoradi Technical University, have been celebrated at this year’s end-of-year staff durbar for their cherished services and contribution to the growth of the University. In all, 21 compulsory retirees and three voluntary retirees were awarded with a citation and a TV set each as a token of appreciation for the service to the University over the years.

Four members of staff, including Prof. Fredrick Boakye-Yiadom from the Senior Member Teaching category, Mitchell Morvey from Senior member Non-teaching, Emmanuel Attsitsogbui from Senior staff, and John Amissah, representing Junior staff were also given awards as best workers for the various staff categories.

Speaking at the end-of-year staff durbar, the Vice Chancellor of Takoradi Technical University, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun expressed his appreciation to the staff and university community for their enormous contribution, dedication and hardwork to the institution throughout the year 2023 and a successful 23rd congregation.

“I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for the incredible dedication and hard work exhibited throughout the year. Your commitment have been the cornerstone of our success throughout this year. Despite the challenges we faced, your resilience and stanch effort have been truly commendable. I really appreciate the contributions by each member of the University community and recognize the fact that we would not have been where we are without the enormous contributions made by each and every one of you.  On behalf of the Governing Council and Management, I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to all staff of the University for their diverse contributions that ensured the success of the 23rd Congregation Ceremony.” he said.

To the 2023/2024 academic year retirees, the Vice Chancellor extended his gratitude for their dedicated contributions towards developing TTU. He assured them of the university’s continue support even in their retirement.

“On behalf of management, I would like to appreciate your hard work and significant contributions toward the growth of our dear Institution. We must not forget that we all here today will surely retire one day, so let us start planning now. My honorable retirees, I assure you that our doors are always open to you and you can always count on the University’s support any time. I wish you a retirement full of health, happiness, and friendship”, he added.

Rev. Prof. Eshun also highlighted ongoing preparations for a triumphant anniversary celebration slated for September 2024 and urged all members to actively participate.

“as we are all aware, Takoradi Technical University would celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2024 and preparations are ongoing. As a prelude to the 70th anniversary celebrations, the anniversary logo was officially unveiled on 20th November 2023. There would be several activities prior to the final day in September 2024 and I want to believe that the Committees in charge of the Anniversary celebrations are working hard towards a successful celebration. I would use this opportunity to encourage all of us to actively get involved to make it a grand one”, he noted.

On projects, he mentioned that university is planning to establish two new faculties, thus the Faculty of Health and Allied Sciences and Faculty of Maritime and Natural studies.

Other projects he mentioned also included the establishment of a 4-storey ICT complex, and a state-of-the-art welding and pipefitting centre, construction of a 4-storey Lecture Theatre at BU Campus, construction of another 4-storey Lecture Theatre at the main campus, and construction of the University Sports Complex.

The Vice Chancellor however advised staff to be punctual to work and meet timelines to have a more productive service in the coming year.

“as a service-providing institution, time is very essential in our day-to-day activities. It is for this reason that I entreat everyone to be punctual to work and respect timelines since service is highly perishable.” he said.




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