HTU undergoing revolution – Council Chairman

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By
A.B. Kafui Kanyi, GNA

Ho, Dec. 08, GNA –
The Ho Technical University is undergoing revolution and experiencing a
rebuilding process, Professor Emmanuel James Flolu, Council Chairman of the
University, has said.

“I wish to
assure the Government and the public that our minds are now certain about the
future and we are no longer considering ourselves as being in transition…the
University is being positioned for excellence,” he added.

Prof. Flolu said
this at the 20th congregation of the University on Saturday in Ho,
where more than 1,000 students graduated with Degrees and Higher National
Diplomas (HNDs).

He said the
University was asserting itself with its national and international reputation
rising rapidly and being recognised as the beacon of Technical Vocational
Education and Training (TVET) education in Ghana.

Prof. Flolu,
therefore, charged the graduands to be self-insured and confident that they
were trained and well equipped by one of the best technical universities in
Ghana and Africa.

He asked them to
take advantage of technology to change the world around them and be recognized
globally.

Prof. Ben Q.
Honyenuga, the Vice Chancellor of the University, asked the graduands to use
the knowledge and skills acquired to transform society and be worthy
ambassadors of the University.

He announced that it
would soon introduce the study of French and Chinese to help students overcome
language barriers and excel the world over.

Prof. Honyenuga
appealed to Government to complete infrastructure projects in time to enable it
to accommodate the expected large number of free Senior High School leavers.

The Vice-Chancellor
enumerated some achievements in recent times, especially in academics, and said
more were yet to come.

Prof. Etienne E.
Ehile, Secretary General of the Association of African Universities (AAU), who
was the Guest of Honour, urged universities in Africa to incorporate the
teaching of soft skills like teamwork, innovation, creativity and fast thinking
ability into their curriculum to make graduates highly employable.

This is because a
good academic career was not always sufficient guarantee for employability of
graduates, he said.

Prof. Ehile
challenged technical universities to ensure that students went through
competency-based training with emphasis on skills acquisition for creation and
innovation so they could be self-employable.

Ms Florence Kwadade
of the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management emerged the Overall
Best Graduating Student and received a couple of prizes and awards.

Some 25 students
were also given special awards.

GNA

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