The Registrar of the C.K. Tedam University for Technology and Applied Science (CKT-UTAS), Dr. Vincent. A. Ankamah-Lomotey is hopeful the study of medicine, dentistry and nursing would begin at the institution before the end of the year.
This is because the aforementioned programmes, and many others, are almost at the concluding part of the approval process. He said this when he spoke to Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith on the Day Break Upper East Show on A1 Radio today, Friday, August 19, 2022.
“School of nursing is undergoing the approval process. We already have the staff in place and they have designed their curriculum. The Nurses and Midwives Council that authorizes and says, okay, you are qualified to run nursing programmes; they have visited and looked at our facilities. They have gone back and would send their report. As we speak, the Dean of Academic and Quality Assurance is in Accra following up on the accreditation for the nursing programme. We are hopeful that within the shortest possible time, perhaps, before the end of the year, we would have the needed approval.”
Of the study of Public Health, Dr. Ankamah-Lomotey said, “it has already been approved and is online.”
For the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Ankamah Lomotey explained that the final processes are being carried out. Possibly, the study of Medicine would commence before the close of the year.
“For the School of Medicine and Dentistry, we already have the staff in place. There are some structures that used to be staff accommodation. We are converting them to lecture rooms and offices. We are very hopeful because their approval process is far advanced. In fact, it is as equally advanced as the nursing and midwifery. We have had meetings with the Minister of Health and the relevant authorities already. They have bought into it.”
“Up here, if we run medicine here, we can say for sure that the doctors we train here, some would choose to be in the region. There’s good progress in terms of that.”
While the study of Pharmacy and other Engineering programmes have not begun at the institution yet, Dr. Ankamah-Lomotey is convinced that while the institution continues to grow, additional programmes would be added.
The C.K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences (CKT-UTAS) was established by an Act of Parliament (ACT 1000) which came into effect on 23rd August, 2019. It was named after a Ghanaian Politician, Patriot and Statesman, Clement Kubindewor Tedam from the royal family of Paga in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
The mandate of the University as spelt out in the parent Act is to disseminate knowledge related to theory and practical development in integrated technology and applied sciences.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana