Professor Alexander Ayogyam, acting Vice Chancellor of the Kumasi Technical University (KSTU) has called on the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) and other stakeholders to develop an all-inclusive system in the development of policies and procedures that govern technical universities.
He expressed the need for collaboration to enable the technical universities have adequately contribute by providing relevant information that will enable the NCTE create viable policies that effectively respond to the needs of the universities.
Prof Ayogyam, who made the call at the closing ceremony of a three-day capacity building workshop for KSTU staff on Organizational Effectiveness, described the current situation where the NCTE develops policies without a comprehensive input from the universities, as unproductive.
He explained that the transition from the polytechnic to technical university system, makes it imperative for active collaboration for the development of policies for the institutions.
According to him, as implementers of such policies, it remains critical that the institutions were involved the policy decision making processes.
Mrs Rita Gyawu, the acting Liaison Officer of the university, for her part, enumerated a number of challenges confronting the transition to technical universities, citing delays in the implementation of various working documents and weak collaboration with key stakeholders in the academic sector.
She explained that there was a need for collaboration with other agencies that have affiliations with technical universities, in the development and implementation of policies into work template to ensure effective implementation.
In that regard, she called for effective collaboration between technical universities, and the various governing bodies including NCTE and National Accreditation Board.
She recommended a round table discussion to review policies and laws governing the operations of technical universities so as to be able to overcome emerging challenges facing the institutions, and also to secure productivity.
The training workshop, which was facilitated by Gamey and Gamey Group for 150 teaching and non-teaching staff of the university, aimed at enhancing the organizational effectiveness and productivity of KSTU.
By Liz Ann Kwagbedzi/ adrdaily.com