Professor Eric Magnus Wilmot, founding Vice-Chancellor of the C.K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences (CKT-UTAS) has delivered the first in a series of inaugural lecture.
The well-attended lecture which was on the topic “The quest to uncover knowledge: The journey so far” attracted patrons from academia, civil society, and the general public. It covered topical themes including student learning, student attitudes, gender, educational policy issues with emphasis on school languages policies in Ghana, teaching and teacher knowledge.
Professor Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson, Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) who chaired the historic function, also administered the Oath of Inaugural Professorship.
Taking the Oath, Professor Wilmot pledged inter-alia to maintain the highest standard of scholarship and academic rigor, mentor and develop younger Faculty and Students; notably graduate students to become outstanding persons, critical thinkers and problem solvers in order to make Ghana and the world a better place, and to project a positive image of the C.K Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences.
Prominent traditional rulers from the University’s catchment area including the Tongraan Kulbilsong Nanlebegtang (who is also a member of the Council of State), the Navro-Pio, Pe Dennis Aneakwoa Balinia Adda Asagpare II, Overload of the Navrongo Traditional Area, the Chiana Pio and President of the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs, Pe Ditundini Adiali Ayagitam III and Naaba Clifford Asobayire Abagna V, Paramount Chief of Kologo, graced the occasion.
Also present at the Ceremony were the Vice-Chancellor of the S.D Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS), Professor Philip Duku, former Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Professor David Millar, Management, Deans, Directors, Staff and Students of CKT-UTAS, Heads of Institutions and members of the General Public.