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COLLEGE OF DEANSHTU Inaugurates 11- Member College of Deans

Professor Ben. Q. Honyenuga, Vice-Chancellor of Ho Technical University (HTU) has on Friday October 30, 2020 inaugurated the first ever College of Deans (CoD) at the University.

The 11-member College, chaired by the Ag. Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Edward K. Ayimey, is composed of Deans and Directors of Centre at the level of Deans of the University.
Other members include, Mr. Francis K. Ampiaw, Dean of Students, Dr. Christopher Mensah, Dean – Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology (FAST), Dr. Richard Fiifi Turkson, Dean – Faculty of Engineering (FoE), Mr. Edem Azila-Gbettor, Dean – HTU Business School, Dr. Maxwell Akple, Dean – School of Graduate Studies, Dr. Charles Atombo, Dean – International Programmes and Institutional Linkages, Ms. Elizabeth Obinnim, Dean – Faculty of Art & Design, and Dr. Ametefee K. Normanyo, Dean – Faculty of Applied Social Science (FASS), Mr. Gerald Ahorbo, Director – Technical & Vocational Education & Research Centre, and Ms. Theresa Egbeadzor, Junior Assistant Registrar – Secretary.

Speaking at the Inaugural ceremony in the F.O Kwami Council Chamber, the Vice-Chancellor said the establishment of the College formed part of reforms to deepen best practices and standardization at the University.

The mandate of CoD, is therefore to streamline decision-making and implementation processes for the attainment of University’s overall objective.

‘It is also a peer review structure to ensure prompt implementation of policies and attainment of institutional goals,’ he stated, and urged the team to use the opportunity to share innovative ideas to support the administration of the University.

In addition, Prof. Honyenuga stated that, given the complexities and challenges associated with managing academic schools/faculties, the College of Deans would provide an avenue for Deans to brainstorm and propound effective strategies and innovative solutions for the sustainability of their units and the University as whole.

He however assured them of the support of Management and the University Council on this new course.

Mr. Edward K. Ayimey, Ag. Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Chairman of CoD, thanked the Vice-Chancellor for the initiative and assured him to count on the capacity and leadership of the College to deliver.

Dr. Christopher Mensah, Dean – Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology speaking on behalf of his colleague Deans, expressed their readiness to contribute meaningfully towards policy formulation and institutional advancement.

The ceremony was witnessed by other Management members and some Heads of Department.

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