Koforidua Technical University marks 20th anniversary

BY: Naa Lamiley Bentil
Unveiling of the KTU corporate cloth by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. (Mrs) Smile Dzisi (right)
Unveiling of the KTU corporate cloth by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. (Mrs) Smile Dzisi (right)

The Koforidua Technical University (KTU) in the New Juaben South Municipality of the Eastern Region has honoured 39 of its teaching and non-teaching staff at a brief ceremony.

The long service, as well as dedicated and meritorious awards and the retired staff recognition ceremony was the fifth to be held by the KTU and also coincided with its 20th anniversary.

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Some council members and KTU management team with staff members who retired this year

Some council members and KTU management team with staff members who retired this year

All the award winners, made up of 28 junior staff and six senior staff, received cash and citations. The university, for the first time, also unveiled its official corporate cloth at the ceremony.


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Awards

Speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor of the KTU, Professor Mrs Smile Dzisi congratulated all the award winners and said 66 members of staff had benefited from the awards since its inception.

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The awardees and retired staff with the management team

The awardees and retired staff with the management team

"The KTU as a whole has undergone drastic transformation in the 20 years of its existence with a dedicated workforce," she stated.

The long service awards were targeted at staff who have rendered continued service to the university for 15 years and above.

Some ladies in the KTU corporate cloth after the unveiling ceremony

Some ladies in the KTU corporate cloth after the unveiling ceremony

"Let me emphasise that the award is not automatically given to staff who have worked here for 15 years and above but to those who really merit or deserve it. The labourer is indeed worthy of his reward. These staff members who we are celebrating today have helped to make the university's vision a reality. They have variously contributed to our new university status," she said.

Prof. Mrs Dzisi informed the gathering, made up of staff in various departments and invited guests that the university also considered it important to support the recognition of retiring members who had invested a significant portion of their careers at the KTU.

Anniversary cloth

The Vice Chancellor explained that the corporate cloth was designed as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the university to rebrand it.

The Chairman of the Governing Council, Prof. Samuel Obeng Apori (3rd right)  with the Vice-Chancellor, Prof (Mrs) Smile Dzisi, Mr Godfred K. Boafo, Acting Director of Finance (left), Nii Annang Mensah-Livingstone, Registrar (2nd left), Mr Alexander Kyere, Director of Audit (right) and Rev. Dr Nicholas Apreh Siaw, Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor (2nd right)

The Chairman of the Governing Council, Prof. Samuel Obeng Apori (3rd right)  with the Vice-Chancellor, Prof (Mrs) Smile Dzisi, Mr Godfred K. Boafo, Acting Director of Finance (left), Nii Annang Mensah-Livingstone, Registrar (2nd left), Mr Alexander Kyere, Director of Audit (right) and Rev. Dr Nicholas Apreh Siaw, Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor (2nd right).

"This cloth will help build the university's corporate identity, identify and uniquely present the university to its stakeholders and bind its members together. The cloth is given out free or pro bono to each staff in furtherance of the university's 20th anniversary milestone," she stated.

She expressed appreciation to the team made up of Prof. John Owusu, Dr Regina Okyere Dankwah, Madam Phyllis Tetteh, Dr Victor Dedume, Ms Florence Ohenewaa Appiah and Ms Sefarkor Awurama Adabunu for facilitating the design and printing of the cloth.

Advise

The Presiding Member for the New Juaben North Municipal Assembly, Mr Edward Asante Antwi, urged staff members to develop strong work ethics to spur the KTU to greater heights.

The awardees

The awardees

Mr Asante Antwi among others advised the staff to be dependable, reliable and honest with a high degree of integrity and self-motivation. He also urged them to continuously add value to themselves by training and reading. Being professional at all times is also required, he added.