The Vice-Chancellor of Sunyani Technical University (STU), Prof. Ing. Kwadwo Adinkra-Appiah, has stated he will turn the university into a Centre of Excellence to train and produce skilled graduates.
He noted such graduates will will bring on board requisite expertise to the energy, artificial intelligence, agro-processing, minerals processing, and the construction sectors to help change Ghana’s economy.
According to him, this will be achieved through the university’s niche area and related programmes. He also assured the university’s commitment to create an impact in helping to digitize Ghana’s economy, and to also participate fully in the ongoing 4th Industrialisation Revolution.
Prof. Ing. Adinkra-Appiah made this known on the occasion of his investiture as the first Vice-Chancellor of the university in Sunyani. Consequently, he added his voice to the much touted plea for Ghanaians to patronise ‘Made-In-Ghana Goods’ as Sunyani Technical University is preparing to lead a Primary Commodities Processing Revolution (PCPR) extending into massive industralisation and exports to expand Ghana’s economy.
He revealed that the graduates of STU will also be imparted with entrepreneurial skills such that they will have the propensity to set up their own businesses to contribute to addressing the unbridled unemployment challenges, confronting the youth of the country. Due to this, he said, they have set out a new vision to build a top-notched technical university that provides skills-based education with entrepreneurship training to produce graduates, ready for direct employment or setting up their own businesses using well-motivated human resource base and an enhanced academic environment.
Prof. Ing. Adinkra-Appiah said the university will pursue 10 key strategies, one of which includes having already established a strategic plan committee which is working to evaluate the successes and failures of the current strategic plan (2015-2020) to come up with a new 5-year strategic plan, which will fit into a 10-year development plan for the period 2020-2030.
“Through this, STU will be repositioned to utilize science, technology, engineering, TVET, and applied arts to achieve its mandated as per the Technical Universities Act 2106 (Act 922)”, he said.
Among the dignitaries present at the event included the Minster-in-Charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwasi Yankah, the Chairman of the Governing Council of Sunyani Technical University, Dr. Ing. Kwame Boakye Agyeman and the Bono Regional Minster, Mrs. Evelyn Ama Kumi Richardson.
By Richmond Acheampong, Sunyani – Daily Mail GH