Agenda 2030 Committe Briefs Vice-Chancellor

The Agenda 2030 Committee has called on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, at the Council Chamber.

The Committee, constituted in 2015, is co-chaired by the Director of the Directorate of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance, Prof. Kofi Awusabo-Asare and Mr. Clement Entsua-Mensah, the University Librarian.

Mr. Clement Entsua-Mensah, who spoke on behalf of the committee, said the purpose of the visit was to introduce themselves to the new Vice-Chancellor and inform him of the progress of work of the committee.

Giving the background of the committee, Mr. Entsua-Mensah said the University, after operating two five-year strategic plans, sought to develop a long term plan to guide the development of the institution.

He said, as a result, an alumnus based in South Africa, Dr. Kwame Amoah, facilitated a management retreat to devise a strategy to reposition the University as a center of excellence.

Consequently, Mr. Entsua-Mensah said a committee was set-up to develop and discuss a concept paper at a retreat from 12th-14th June, 2015 at Busua Beach.

He said the outcome of the retreat was the development of a plan named Agenda 2030, which is aimed at pursuing a transformational agenda which will create an institution with visionary and exemplary leadership. 

The University Librarian noted that it was envisaged that the system created would foster critical thinking and an institution in which members would re-affirm their commitment to excellence in academic, administrative and service domains.

Welcoming them, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, expressed satisfaction with the progress of work of the committee so far and urged them to expedite action to complete their work.

He said that management would study and adopt the document.

“I will say that Management will adopt this document and we will study it and we will implement the strategic plan…”, he stressed.

Prof. Ampiah said it required frantic efforts and political will to implement such documents to ensure the forward-march of the University.

The Vice-Chancellor said a committee would be formed to remind stakeholders every year to discharge their duties in line with the issues contained in the document.

Some of the targets to be pursued by the Agenda 2030 are: Promoting transformational governance; Strengthening the human capacity base of the institution; Promoting visibility through academic excellence; Internationalization; Creating platform for Partnerships and Engagement; Infrastructural Development and Finance.