The Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG), Koforidua Technical University Chapter celebrates Professor David Kofi Essumang on the occasion of his investiture as the Vice Chancellor of Koforidua Technical University. Professor Essumang was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the university in October 2019. And on Saturday, September 12, 2020, his investiture to formally induct him into office took place at the 16th Congregation and Investiture Ceremony held at the Abba Bentil Theatre on campus.
The ceremony was attended by the Minister of State in-Charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwasi Yankah; CEO of GNPC, K. K. Sarpong; CEO of McDAN Shipping; Executive Secretaries of NCTE, NAB and NABPTEX; Chairperson and members of the Governing Council; Vice Chancellors; and a host of other important dignitaries.
In his speech, Professor Essumang took time to thank God and his mother who was present at the ceremony which was highly restricted in attendance due to the Covid-19 pandemic. He further thanked the former VC, Prof. Mrs. Smile Dzisi for laying a solid foundation for the take off of Koforidua Technical University.
Professor Essumang appealed to the authorities that be to vary the admission criteria to enable technical universities to be able to admit non-science students from Senior High Schools who otherwise score excellent grades in Core Integrated Science and Core Mathematics to undertake engineering and science related programmes. This, he said, will help the technical universities to be able to meet the ratio of 60:40 science and non-science students expected of all technical universities in the country. Prof. Essumang said there are only 11% science students in forms one to three in the Senior High Secondary Schools; a figure which will not allow the technical universities to meet their targeted ratio.
The Chairman of TUTAG KTU Chapter, Dr. Anthony Ayakwah who was at the ceremony congratulated Prof. Essumang and assured him that TUTAG is ever ready to support the agenda of the new Vice Chancellor. He further said that TUTAG will do all it can to ensure that the vision of the VC is achieved. He admonished that TUTAG is a right-thinking Union with a heart to serve only that it should be seen and regarded as a very important stakeholder in the technical university agenda.
Dr. Anthony Ayakwah congratulated the new VC on behalf of the entire membership of TUTAG, both local and national.