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Ho Technical University Ranks Among Top 10 Universities in Ghana

Ho Technical University (HTU) has been ranked among the best 10 tertiary institutions in Ghana, in the latest Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.

The rankings released for January 2021, featured HTU at   the 10th spot, making it the second-best Technical University on the rankings.

Total 68 institutions were featured on the latest rankings, with University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and University of Cape Coast, spotting the first to 3rd positions, respectively.


About Webometrics Rankings

The Webometrics is the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions with the objectives to promote web publication, supporting open access initiatives and electronic access to scientific publications and other academic materials.

The indicators for the ranking are Presence (public knowledge shared), Impact (web contents impact), Openness (top cited researchers) and Excellence (top cited papers).

The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the ‘Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas’ (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain providing reliable, multidimensional, updated and useful information about the performance of universities all over the world based on their web presence and impact.

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The global COVID-19 pandemic experienced in 2020, has been very challenging to us as an institution and as a family, but we have been sustained by the mercies of God; and we thank Him for how far He has brought us. We are particularly grateful to the Almighty for propelling in us, ingenuity, which enabled us to tackle the pandemic heads on. In spite of the challenges we faced, we have been blessed with a couple of good news which carry enormous potentials for the University in the coming years.

I am optimistic that, with the guidance of God, determination and hard work, we will be able to achieve greater heights in the year 2021.This I believe, can be made possible, if we accept to imbibe and instill in each other, the Ubuntu spirit that can individually and collectively drive the difference we expect. I would want to take this opportunity to extend my heart felt gratitude to Council, Academic Board, faculty, Staff and students and all our stakeholders. 2021 will bring us a new viguor as we unite in attaining our vision as a reputable Technical University nationally and internationally.

Let us keep staying safe against COVID-19. Happy New Year!

Prof. Ben Q. Honyenuga

Vice-Chancellor,

Ho Technical University

RISK MANAGEMENT

5-DAY WORKSHOP ON ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT COMMENCES AT HTU

A week-long capacity building workshop on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is underway at the GM Afeti Auditorum for  staff of Ho Technical University.

The programme being facilitated by Mr. Senanu Mensah and Quatada N. Mohammed from the Internal Audit Agency, has in attendance members  of the University Management, including Directors, Deans, Heads of Department and Unit, Senior members and staff of the Directorates of Internal Audit, Finance, Planning and Quality Assurance.

Professor Ben Q. Honyenuga, the Vice-Chancellor, who opened the workshop on Monday, November 9, 2020, expressed excitement at the Agency's response to the University's invitation to enhance the capacity of staff in risk management, a requirement of the Public Financial Management Act, (Act 921 of 2016).


' I am really exicted about this training, because it will equip the University to fully satisfy  statutory requirements such as the Public Financial Management Act, which can present a challenge to us,' he stated.

He thus entreated the participants to be actively engaged in the sessions, which will end up with the drafting of a Risk Management Policy and Charter for the University.

Ghanaian Professor in South Africa Donates Books to HTU

Ghanaian Professor in South Africa Donates Books to HTU

A Ghanaian academic based in South Africa, Professor Samuel Azasu has donated assorted books in various fields of business to the Ho Technical University.

The books on Finance, Economics and Marketing were presented on his behalf by Dr. Ametefee Normanyo, Dean, Faculty Applied Social Science at a brief ceremony held in the F.O. Kwami Council Chamber on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ben Q. Honyenuga, received the books with tonnes of gratitude to the donor.

He described Prof. Azasu as a good friend of HTU, who has made his expertise available to the University in various areas, including capacity building in research for faculty.

'He has interest in the development of tertiary institutions in his home region,' the Vice-Chancellor stated and said the gesture has further commented his relationship with the University.

In addition, Prof. Honyenuga noted that, the books donated were very valuable in this time, when the University was rolling out 4-year Bachelor of Technology programmes in Business and other courses.

He thefore used the opportunity to appeal to other people of goodwill, especially alumni to come and support the University.

Present at the ceremony were other Management members, including the Ag. Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Edward K. Ayimey.

Prof Mensah

HTU PROMOTES INTERNAL PROFESSOR

The Governing Council of the Ho Technical University, upon recommendation of the University’s Appointment and Promotions Board, has promoted a senior lecturer in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, Dr. Christopher Mensah, to the grade of Associate Professor of Tourism Management at its 102nd Meeting. This makes Professor Christopher Mensah the second internal faculty to be promoted to the rank by the University.
Abridged profile of Prof. Mensah is as follows:

Education and Career
Dr. Christopher Mensah is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management and the current Acting Dean of Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology from September 1, 2019 till date. He is also a member of the Finance Committee of the Governing Council of Ho Technical University. Prior to his current position, he served as Head of Department for the Hospitality and Tourism Management from 2015 to 2018. Dr. Mensah also served as Coordinator of a NUFFIC/NICHE funded project on Innovation for Food Security (INNOFOOD) between 2016 and 2019. He was also the Examinations Officer for the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (2013-2015).
Dr. Mensah received a Ph.D. degree in Tourism from the University of Cape Coast in September, 2015, a Master of Philosophy in Tourism from the University of Cape Coast (September, 2007) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism from the University of Cape Coast in August, 1999. After eight years of working in a non-governmental organisation as Regional Conservation Programmes Coordinator and Programme Manager.
Dr. Mensah has over a decade of teaching experience in Ho Technical University. He started his teaching career in Ho Polytechnic in April, 2008 as an Instructor and was subsequently promoted to the rank of Lecturer in July, 2008. In June, 2013, he was promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer.
Courses taught include Research Methods, Travel and Tour Operations, Travel Geography, Tourist Psychology, Hospitality and Tourism Marketing, Research Design and Implementation. He has supervised many undergraduate and postgraduate project works and theses on diverse topical issues. Dr. Mensah also serves as a supervisor for a number of Masters and Doctoral candidates.


*Research and Publication

Dr. Christopher Mensah has attended and presented papers in a number of academic conferences and has over 25 publications to his credit, made up of Journal Articles, Conference Proceedings and Encyclopedia entry. His research works have been published in the Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism; Journal of Foodservice Business; Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education; Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education; Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism; International Journal of Tourism Administration; Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights; Tourism, Culture & Communication; Journal of Culinary Science & Technology; Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism; Journal of Academic Ethics; International Journal of Educational Management; and Applied Research in Higher Education. His research interests are in the field of: Ecotourism Impact Studies; Sexual Harassment in Hospitality; Tourism; Customer Satisfaction; Community-based Natural Resources Management; Academic Dishonesty; Festivals and Trade Fairs; and Hospitality Education.

Professional Membership
Dr. Mensah is currently a member of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) and the Institute of Hospitality, Ghana.
The Governing Council of Ho Technical University congratulates Prof. Christopher Mensah on his promotion, and wishes him well in his future endeavours.

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