Vice Chancellor of the C.K Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences (CKT-UTAS) in Navrongo,Prof. Eric Magnus Wilmot, lamented the difficulties in gaining access to laboratories for the institution’s improved teaching and research needs.
Professor Wilmot asserts that the government should do more to raise teaching and learning standards. He was however full of praise for the current efforts made by key stakeholders to do so, particularly given that the university is focused on technology and applied science.
“As a university with focus in technology and applied sciences, the importance of laboratories for teaching and research cannot be over emphasised. The University is currently challenged with inadequate laboratories and in some cases have to collaborate with the Navrongo Health Research Centre for laboratory sessions for some students of our University.”
“In addition, there is a laboratory complex under construction funded by GETFund on our campus. I will use this opportunity to request GETFund to readily make funds available to the contractor to complete the project and handover to the University for use,” he stressed.
Speaking at the just-ended 2nd Congregation ceremony of the 2nd cohort of graduating students held at the University’s Auditorium, Prof. Wilmot explained that further adequate staffing was a challenge confronting the university.
“Some staff have retired while others have resigned. There are a lot of vacancies to be filled but the university is yet to receive financial clearance from the Government through GTEC to employ. This has resulted in the delay of the establishment of some schools and departments as well as overburdening some staff with workload.”
The ceremony however brought together participants from various fields of study including some traditional leaders and security agencies where a total of three hundred and fifty-one (351) students were successfully graduated.
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