A three day in-house training to enhance the effectiveness of the staff of the Kumasi Technical University has begun at the university.
The training, being facilitated by the Gamey and Gamey Group, a leading labour management firm, has the objective of boosting productivity and labour-management cooperation in the university through the implementation of organisational effectiveness modules.
It is the first technical university to undergo such training since their conversion from Polytechnics.
Among other objectives, the training, which is being attended by 150 teaching and non-teaching staff, is aimed at helping the university to build a resilient human resource base to innovatively respond to the demands of the tertiary education industry.
Through the training, it is expected that the skills of the staff would be sharpened to actively support the institution to achieve its mandate as a technical university.
In addition, the training would help to build optimum cooperation between the management and staff through a collaborative relationship that helps to prevent labour disputes in the educational sector.
Opening the session on Tuesday, Prof Alexander Ayogyam, acting Vice Chancellor, described the in-service training as essential element in the management of human resource of the university.
He said the institution’s status as a technical university required that the staff were equipped with modern skills and knowledge through regular trainings, saying that was the only way the staff could live up to expectation in their performance.
He expressed appreciation to the Gamey and Gamey Group for the support, and gave the assurance that the university remains committed to the objectives of the training programme.
Mrs Florence E. Aflakpui, Head of the Human Resource (HR) Department, for her part, noted that “the purpose of the training is to fulfil one of the institutions key commitments.”
“This is to increase the knowledge and abilities of staff members through in-service training to enhance performance.
By Fred Gadese-Mensah/adrdaily.com