‘Private varsities must develop vibrant programmes for excellence’

Professor William Otoo Ellis, Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has urged institutions affiliated to the university to develop vibrant institutional and academic programmes to achieve excellence.

He said the focus should not only be on making money but quality education delivery.

He announced the setting up of a Liaison Committee to make sure that its affiliates did the right things and maintained high standards.

The Committee would serve as a conference to mentor them to stay on course.

Prof. Otoo Ellis said this during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two institutions, Ensign College of Public Health and Akim State University, in Kumasi.

The MoU with the two institutions, located in the Eastern Region, is meant to strengthen and facilitate the quality of their academic programmes.

Prof. Otoo Ellis signed for KNUST, while Dr Christopher Tetteh and Professor Mawutor Avoke, signed for Ensign and Akim State, respectively.

The partnership would be in force for four years and under it, the institutions would run joint programmes in Information and Communication Technology, Business Administration, English Studies, Mathematics and Engineering.

Prof. Ellis reminded the private universities to have a charter that would guide them to become independent in future as they could not continue to depend on the KNUST for sustenance.

Prof. Avoke gave the assurance that they would stay within the tenets of the MoU to achieve their aims.

source : GNA