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.
Speaking to A1 Radio’s Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith, the Pro Vice-Chancellor of CKT-UTAS, Professor Albert Luguterah explained that while the school is barely 2 years old, the school has achieved remarkable success.
This notwithstanding, the school has some challenges. This, Professor Luguterah said, hampers the quick development of the institution.
“You will have some of the schools and faculties where you would realize that the lecturers are teaching more than necessary. The good thing that we have here is that a lot of our staff are relatively young and so they are full of energy. They are ready to go the extra mile to get the work done.”
“But otherwise, the load is a lot especially when you have to do research work with a lot of constraints. Imagine that we are in a university of science and technology and yet our laboratories are not up to scratch yet. So most of our people have to do the work but they have to do a lot of collaborations with other institutions around this environment and even outside the Upper East Region. That also comes with a lot of cost. We have some of the lecturers who have to fund these with their own resources.”
Professor Luguterah was hopeful that government would equip the schools with the needed infrastructures. He also encouraged private investment in the institution.
Still speaking about the challenges, the Registrar for CKT-UTAS, Dr. Vincent. A. Ankamah-Lomotey touched on the state of the roads in the institution. He talked about the lack of office spaces as well as the need for bigger lecture halls to accommodate the growing number of students.
The registrar was also hopeful that the study of medicine, dentistry and nursing could begin before the end of the year.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana