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KNUST begins 2017 Summer School

The vice chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah university of science and technology in collaboration with the quality Assurance and Planning unit (QAPU) has organised the 7th knust summer school for the various categories of staff of the university under the theme Technology, Manpower Training and Development

In a welcome address by the vice chancellor of KNUST, Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso, he stated that with the increasing numbers of student intake, and the desire to give out the best in training the required skillful manpower for the country and the world at large, KNUST continues to probe for the best in executing her mandate.

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“Continuous success will depend on strengthening strategies used in technology in manpower training and development,” he stated.

The summer school has been running successfully in KNUST since 2011. Each year has its own theme which creates the opportunities to bring all categories of staff together to explore, brainstorm and share ideas and to increase skills and knowledge in selected areas for productivity and excellence. This year’s which happens to be the 7th edition has started in an educative manner as it assumes national and even international dimension.

In a message by the head of the Quality Assurance and Planning Unit, Professor Christian Agyare, his outfit is determined to improve the capacity of all categories of staff to ultimately make positive impacts on quality teaching and service delivery to all clients.

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This year’s summer school will span for five days with a team from the Masstricht School of Management from the Netherlands delivering a tailor made training program for the Senior Members (Academic) under the sub theme: “Active Teaching and Learning”. The Senior Members (Non-academic) will use two days to brainstorm another major theme: “Managing for excellence”. Senior staff and Junior Staff will also have their turns on 23rd and 24th August respectively on the theme: “Manpower Development”.

 

Source: John Essien/focusfmonline.com

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