ATU holds ‘Evening with the Vice-Chancellor’

ATU holds ‘Evening with the Vice-Chancellor’

Prof Amevi Acakpovi with the Media and others photos Lizzy Okai

 The management of Accra Technical University (ATU) on Tuesday held an event dubbed ‘An evening with the Vice-Chancellor’ at the school’s premises.

It was aimed at sharing insights into recent achievements of the university, update Ghanaians on upcoming projects and innovations and foster a collaborative environment with the media.

Prof Amevi Acakpovi delivering his address Photos Lizzy Okai
Prof Amevi Acakpovi delivering his address Photos Lizzy Okai

It brought together the university’s man­agement, the teaching staff and editors of various media houses.

The Acting Vice Chancellor of the Uni­versity, Prof Amevi Acakpovi (PhD) said the university, since its inception had under­gone various phases of transformation.

The Media
The Media

“I am particularly impressed with the growth in students’ population and pro­grammes offered by the university,” he said.

Prof Acakpovi said despite the success­es chalked by the institution, there were some challenges confronting it.

Prof Amevi Acakpovi with some Editor and staff of ATU.
Prof Amevi Acakpovi with some Editor and staff of ATU.

He said the university’s satellite campus at Mpehuasem was faced with encroach­ment while the access route to the campus was in a deplorable state.

He also mentioned that “the university was in need of extra vehicle and a dedicat­ed laboratory and workshop to support the Curriculum Base Training (CBT) Agenda.”

The Acting Vice-Chancellor of ATU said plans were in place to establish a vibrant graduate school to run both Masters and PhD Programmes, increase access to grants, conduct more impactful applied research with groundbreaking solutions to societal needs.

Prof Acakpovi said the university hopes to improve its language centre to sup­port the delivery of French, Chinese, Twi and Ga languages, increase student accommodation on campus to about 25 per cent while developing hostel and lecture facilities at Mpehuasem to achieve a fully-fledged satellite campus status.

On the relationship between the me­dia and the university, he described it as cordial, adding that “we hope to explore avenues in enhancing collaborative efforts between ATU and the media in the fu­ture.”

Giving highlights on the 75th anniver­sary celebration of the University, the Chairperson of the anniversary Planning Committee, Prof Alice Mensah (PhD) said the celebrations will begin with a launch on February 8, with the CEO lecture series and public lectures.

Other activities to herald the anniver­sary, she said were, alumni homecoming, debate with four Technical Universities, sports and games, faculty mini exhibition, cooking competition, old school and food bazaar, Vice Chancellor’s conference, anni­versary concert, grand exhibition, awards and dinner night and thanksgiving service.

 By Jemima Esinam Kuatsinu

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