The 1st cohort of graduands of C. K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences, (CKT-UTAS) have been awarded various degrees by the University’s Academic Board.
At a colourful ceremony held in the CKT-UTAS Auditorium, Navrongo, Professor Gordon Akanzuwine Awandare acting on behalf of the Academic Board admitted a total of 49 students to the Master of Philosophy Sciences Education, Master of Philosophy in Mathematics Education, Master of Education in Mathematics and Master of Education in Science degrees respectively.
Delivering his welcome address, Professor Awandare stated that CKT-UTAS was well-positioned to provide the critical human resource and innovative research that support Government’s Vision and propel Ghana from a lower-middle-income country to a high-income bracket in less than a decade. “Based on the strategic location of this University, we could become a technology hub for the West African Sub-region” he added.
The Chairman of the Governing Council appealed to the government for a special intervention to complete the buildings that have stalled, as there was a dire need for academic and residential facilities to help create the academic ecosystem for science and technology education to flourish.
For his part, the Vice-Chancellor of CKT-UTAS, Professor Eric Magnus Wilmot gave a brief background to the establishment of the University, noting that its mandate is “to provide higher education, undertake research related to development in integrated technology and applied sciences.”
He hinted that Management, acting on behalf of the Governing Council and the Academic Board had restructured and realigned academic programmmes under twelve Schools to drive the University’s mandate. These are the School of Graduate Studies and Research (SGSR), School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS), School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS), School of Physical Sciences (SoPS), School of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (SoSMTE), School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD), and School of Environment and Life Sciences (SoELS). The rests are the School of Chemical and Biochemical Sciences (SoCBS), School of Nursing and Midwifery (SNM), School of Agriculture (SoA), School of Public Health (SPH), and School of Modern Languages (SML). He stated further that the University had adopted assessment criteria that emphasized continuous assessment rather than end-of-semester examination (i.e. 70% continuous assessment and 30% end-of-semester examination). “We believe that the mode of training our students, is the best way to train scientists of our time for the development of our country and beyond,” Prof. Wilmot noted.
He buttressed the call made by the Chairman of the Governing g Council for a special intervention by the government for the provision of infrastructural facilities such as lecture halls, ultra-modern laboratories, tarred roads, and hostel accommodation for students as well as office space for staff.
The Vice-Chancellor urged the Graduates to make a positive difference in their fields of endeavors by leveraging the cutting-edge and problem-solving training they have received as graduate students.
In a speech read on his behalf by the Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Stephen Yakubu, the Vice-President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia underscored the contribution of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to the development of Ghana. He commended the Governing Council and Management of CKT-UTAS for the achievements chalked, even in the wake of obvious difficulties, and also acknowledged the role the University could play in the government’s digitalization agenda through the training of its students and community outreach activities.
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