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Prof. Edmund Ameko, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the ATU, has said 70 years of innovative education as a TVET institution, there has been a greater improvement and urged to stay on course in the years to come.

According to him, the University was focused on preparing the youth to face the challenges of globalisation, technology, population growth, climate change, and unemployment, adding: “We must prepare the youth to be competitive in the dynamic technological environment of today’s world of work.”

Prof. Ameko was speaking at the launch of the 70th anniversary celebrations of ATU on the theme; “70years of innovative education, a path towards excellence.”

Prof. Ameko said that, in their year celebration, the school would undergo activities like public lectures, exhibitions, clean up and health walks, sport festivals, award events among others.

Prof Ameko noted that the university, moving forward, would focus on six strategic areas to prepare students for the world of work, which is Excellence in skills and entrepreneurship development, Impactful Applied Research and Technology Transfer, Strategic Partnerships, Operational Excellence and Customer Satisfaction, High Quality Facilities and Unique Campus Experience and Sustainable Funding.

He mentioned interventions including entrepreneurship development, impactful research and technology transfer, building partnerships, improved infrastructure and sustainable funding as areas the school will pay attention to, to gain recognition “as a technical University of excellence.”

The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah in launching of the anniversary said government was keen on leveraging on technical and vocational education to improve the lives of the citizenry and bring about true development.

He was thus convinced that a five year roadmap on technical and vocational education and training (TVET), the realignment of technical and vocational institutions to the Ministry of Education among other initiatives would ensure the country produced highly skilled human resource for socio-economic growth.

Prof. Yankah in congratulating ATU for attaining “seven meaningful decades of imparting technical education” urged the University to continue on the trajectory of blaizing the trail in TVET to add on to gains made.

“The University has come a long way but there is still more room for improvement in providing relevant, high-quality development of the competencies and skills of our youth'', He added.

Prof Yankah assured that, the government will continue to invest to improve the quality of technical universities and TVET programmes and training as a whole.


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