The Vice Chancellor of Koforidua Technical University, Professor David Essumang has said that the Technical Universities have come to stay and that is the way forward in the new era we find ourselves as a nation.
Professor Essumang made these remarks at the 39th TUTAG National Delegates Congress which was hosted by Koforidua Technical University Chapter of the Association. Professor Essumang took time out of his busy schedule to visit the university teachers at their congress. He gave the welcome address and warmly welcomed Congress men and women to his campus and to Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital.
Prof. Essumang assured TUTAG that the management of the various Technical Universities are solidly behind the Union as most of the activities of the Union also affect the key officers of the Technical Universities.
Encouraging the teachers of the Technical Universities, Prof. Essumang told Congress to get closer to their various Vice Chancellors for the effective management of issues on the various campuses. He said that that era of strife and strikes is becoming a thing of the past and so dialoque and engagement with the management members will foster the rapid growth of the Technical Universities.
He advised that whatever TUTAG wish to do, they should inform Management so that they will also be in the known and that there is no way Management will block the progress of the Union.
“Let us be informed so that if there is anything to do, we can also do in our way so that it becomes a win-win situation. We are in a new era that we need to progress and make sure that Technical Universities become what they are supposed to be”, the VC of KTU said.
He further said that the Technical Universities must solve their own problems and also climb the ladder to get to the top.
Professor Essumang advocated that a university is a university whether traditional or technical or whatever so members of TUTAG should work hard and stand for whatever they believe in. He further said that the TUs must work well to demonstrate to the whole world that Ghana cannot develop without technical education.
In a response, the President of the Technical Universtity Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG), Dr Michael Akurugu Brigandi, also assured the VC of Koforidua Technical University that TUTAG will use diplomacy and engagement to get things done. And he said that TUTAG pray for calmness on TU campuses but if persuasion fails, a little legitimate energy will be expected to be applied to get things done.