Authorities of the Sunyani Technical University has launched ‘Strategic and Master Plans’ to streamline the future development of the university.
The Strategic Plan spells out the development of the University in the next five years (2020-2025) whilst the ‘Master Plan’ focuses on development of the institution for the next 40 years.
Professor Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah, the Vice Chancellor of the STU, said “we set out a new vision to build a Top-notch Technical University that provides skills-based education, with entrepreneurship training, to produce graduates ready for direct employment or setting up their own businesses, using a well-motivated human resource base and an enhanced academic environment.
“Through our Niche Area and related programmes, we shall turn the institution into a Centre of Excellence to train and produce skilled graduates who will bring on board requisite expertise to the Energy, Artificial Intelligence, Agro-processing, Minerals processing, and the Construction Sectors to help change Ghana’s economy from Primary to Secondary, where manufacturing and exports will be the hallmark”.
He assured the university would create an impact in helping to digitize Ghana’s economy and also participate fully in the on-going fourth industrial revolution.
The University is on course to carry out its mandate of producing the appropriate skilled human capital for national, regional and global consumption with a focus on its Niche Area, Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Prof Adinkrah-Appiah said the STU would leave no stone unturned, in working through its niche area, to position the institution as a major research centre for the production of electric vehicles to help the country join world leaders in the manufacturing of Electric Vehicles to convert from internal combustion to electric vehicles by 2030.
This goal is also enshrined in the Strategic Plan and the Master Plan documents, which had eight priority goals with 22 Objectives and a number of strategies for the achievement of the Vision of the University.
The Bono Regional Minister, Justina Owusu-Banahene speaking at the programme said Technical Vocational Education is critical for sustainable national development saying the government was retooling and re-engineering technical and vocational education to align with modern trends.