TU launches 75thanniversary

TU launches 75thanniversary

Ms Gifty Twum Ampofo (middle) with Dr. Wilfred Anim-Odame(right)

and prof Amevi Acakpovi about to cut the tape

 The Accra Technical University (ATU) has launched its 75th Anniver­sary celebrations last Thursday.

Under the theme “75 Years of Impacting Society and Driv­ing Innovation,” the year-long celebrations would see a line­up of activities to engage state officials, former students and lecturers as well as the public.

Activities for the Diamond Jubilee anniversary includes an Alumni homecoming, debate and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Series/Public Lecture, sports, presentations to ad­opted basic and Senior High Schools (SHSs),faculty mini exhibitions and cooking com­petition.

There would also be an old school and food bazaar, international student’s day, Vice-Chancellor’s conference, anniversary concert, grand exhibition and fashion show, awards and dinner night and a thanksgiving service to crown it all.

Launching the anniversary, the Deputy Minister of Educa­tion, Gifty Twum Ampofo reit­erated the relevance of Tech­nical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Ghana’s development.

She said, the TVET contrib­utes to poverty and unemploy­ment reduction, an area the ATU had supported govern­ment’s quest by developing the human resource for the nation.

“Modern TVET is very dynam­ic and requires a lot of calcula­tions and other parts of educa­tion. Work towards perfection so that Artificial Intelligence (AI) do not take your job,” she stated.

The Chairman for the launch, Dr Wilfred K. Anim-Odame who doubles as a Chairman ofthe school’s governing council, said the anniversary was a signif­icant milestone that allowed them to reflect on past glory and look into the future with joy.

The university, he explained, started with 15 students and now boasts of over 23,000 stu­dents with decent facilities.

The Acting Vice Chancellor, Dr Amevi Acakpovi added that, the future was bright for the university with new branch­es, enhanced library services, advanced frontiers of research, growth and impact of research fund and to generate addition­al grants.

He said, they would also develop bilateral relationships, push the agenda to go green, construct the university clinic and student hotels as well as develop lecturer facilities.

The Guest Speaker, Engr. Davor Wonder Salami also appealed to government to support the university with laboratories and machines to drive innovations.

The launch was also used to unveil the anniversary logo and cloth.

 By Michael D. Abayateye

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