STU Management meets its media partners

Management of the Sunyani Technical University (STU) has met managers of media organizations in Sunyani as well as senior journalists at a Breakfast Meeting held at the Council Chamber.

The meeting, presided over by the Vice-Chancellor, Ing. Prof. Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah, among other things was aimed at deepening relationship with the media and to solicit for their support in boosting the awareness of the 55th anniversary celebrations.

The Vice-Chancellor explained that under the new Master Plan of the University, new structures needed to be put up to befit its status as a leading technical university in Africa.

This, he further explained, will also position the university to carry out its mandate to train people in skills acquisition to contribute to the socio-economic advancement of the country.

He commended the media for their continued support to the course of STU over the years and called for a closer working collaboration between the two institutions.

“…so once you are committed to this course, we believe the university would achieve its aim and purpose for celebrating its 55th anniversary and establishing the endowment fund that will help us give us resources to execute the new Master Plan that has been earmarked for the university.”

Throwing more light on the anniversary, the Chairman of the STU @ 55 Planning Committee, Prof. Jones Lewis Arthur, took the media through some of the key activities lined-up to commemorate the occasion. These include fund-raising dinner, alumni home-coming and a grand durbar to climax the celebrations in November this year.

On his part, the Registrar, Mr. Samuel Ankama Obour, thanked the media partners present for honouring our invitation. “One important thing that we want the whole world to know is that, we have launched an endowment fund. As you know, the government alone cannot bear the cost education so we would appreciate it if corporate organisations and individuals would come in to support us in this direction.

The various media partners present pledged to contribute their quota towards the realization of the University’s objectives.

The managers of some radio stations pledged to provide free airtime to publicize the activities of the of the university, most especially the 55th Anniversary.

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Indian High Commissioner visits Sunyani Technical University

The Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, H.E Sugandh Rajaram, has paid a working visit to the Sunyani Technical University (STU) as part of his tour of the Bono Region in Ghana.

He was received by the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Justice Solomon Korantwi-Barimah and Mr. Samuel Ankama Obour, the Registrar.

The visit was, among others, aimed at deepening the existing collaboration between STU and Indian universities, especially in the areas of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), electrical and electronics, medical and pharmaceutical systems and services, as well as capacity building of STU staff, among others. The occasion also afforded STU and the Indian High Commission in Ghana to explore other possible areas of collaboration.

Welcoming H.E Sugandh Rajaram and his entourage on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. Korantwi-Barimah, called for a strong collaboration between STU and Indian Institutes of Technologies and other engineering institutions in the areas of scholarships for staff as well as exchange programmes for students.

He announced plans to expand and upgrade the University Clinic to a fully-fledged hospital capable of providing world-class health care services to the students and the public, and called on the Indian government to help in this direction.

“We would also appreciate if you could assist our clinic with medical and pharmaceutical equipment and products to better serve our increasing number of students, staff and the surrounding communities”, the Pro-VC added.

The High Commissioner gave the assurance that he would facilitate the process of strengthening institutional linkages between STU and other institutions of higher learning in India.

The Registrar, Mr. S. A Obour and Dr. Prince Menzo also took turns to address the meeting. There were contributions from other management staff present.

As part of the visit, the High Commissioner donated assorted books to the University.


Academic Board reviews 55th Anniversary & Endowment Fund Launch

The Academic Board of Sunyani Technical University (STU) has met to review the official launch of the 55th Anniversary and the 300-million-cedi Endowment Fund, which came off on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

The Chairman of the STU @ 55 Planning Committee, Prof. Jones Lewis Arthur, gave a progress report on the committee’s work so far and called for the support of all members of staff to make the anniversary a resounding success.

The meeting called for a renewed commitment towards the various activities scheduled to commemorate the 55th-anniversary celebrations.

Members further charged the Planning Committee to intensify publicity on the activities of the anniversary and encouraged all staff to be committed in the payment of their contributions towards the Endowment Fund.

In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Ing. Prof. Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah while thanking members of the various committees for good work done, proposed to synchronize the activities of the 55th Anniversary Planning Committee and the Endowment Fund Committee for smooth operations towards realization of the Ghs50 million Ghana cedis target for this year.

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STU and UENR collaborate to develop Bono Region

The two public universities in the Bono Region, Sunyani Technical University (STU) and the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on areas of mutual interest to contribute to the development of the Region.

The potential areas of collaboration, as captured in the MoU, include joint research activities, publications and scientific dissemination, undergraduate students’ activities, affiliation of academic programmes, joint supervision of postgraduate students’ thesis and dissertations, a joint application for research funding and facilitating access to laboratories, workshops and libraries as well as an exchange of students and staff, among others.

The Vice-Chancellor of STU, Ing. Prof. Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah noted that the two institutions of higher learning have several things in common which could form the basis for the partnership. “We have so many things in common. First of all, we are the giant universities in the Bono Region that are already working hand in hand to help develop the Region. Currently, some members of our faculties are pursuing PhD programmes in UENR. I am also aware that UENR has been bringing students here for laboratory work. So, we are already collaborating”, he stressed.

On his part, the Vice-Chancellor of UENR, Prof Elvis Asare-Bediako noted that the best way to advance in various aspects of human endeavour today is through collaboration. “We’re in the era of collaboration. Even in developed countries, no university can do it all alone so the keyword is ‘collaboration’ and in the case of UENR and STU, it’s quite appropriate. We’re the only two public universities in the erstwhile Brong Ahafo region and it’s quite appropriate that we work together”, he explained.

Moderating the signing ceremony, the Registrar of Sunyani Technical University, Mr Samuel Ankama Obour urged the two parties to fully implement the terms of the agreement and avoid a situation whereby parties go to sleep after all the pomp and pageantry associated with the signing of such agreements.

The ceremony was witnessed by the Deans, Directors and other senior management members of the two institutions.

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STU officially welcomes new students for 2021/2022 academic year

Sunyani Technical University (STU) has enrolled a total of 2,104 applicants, representing 58.4% of 3,601 prospective students for the 2021/2022 academic year. This represents 21.9% decrease from last year’s figure of 2,695.

The Vice-Chancellor, Ing. Prof. Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah, speaking at the 26th matriculation ceremony of the university, noted that the drop in enrolment despite the introduction of additional academic programmes, gives a course for concern.

“This calls for an urgent strategy by the University to intensify its efforts in advertising the newly introduced Science, Engineering and TVET programmes to improve patronage”, he added.

He said when patronage of such industry-driven programmes is improved, it would help produce skilled graduates who can readily find employment or set up their own businesses to help accelerate the socio-economic development of Ghana, and further obviate other institutions having the opportunity to produce too many graduates in already chocked sectors of the national economy which only exacerbates the existing high spate of unemployment in the country

Admissions statistics

Out of the total enrolment of 1,409 representing 67%, are Males, whilst 695, representing 33%, are Females. The University also admitted two Foreign Students.

In terms of disciplines, 1,609, representing 76.5%, enrolled into Sciences, Technology, Engineering and TVET programmes as against 495, which constitutes 23.5%, for humanities. This is in line with our mandate as a Technical University.

New programmes

The Vice-Chancellor announced that the introduction of Master of Technology (M-Tech) programme in Electrical and Electronics Engineering by the STU was at an advanced stage of accreditation processes.

According to him, STU is currently running a total of 16 four-year Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) degree programmes while 12 other four-Year B-Tech programmes are also at different stages of Accreditation.

Ing. Prof. Adinkrah-Appiah further said the university was also running ten Top-Up B-Tech and 19 Higher National Diploma programmes and urged all prospective students, both within and outside Ghana, to take advantage “to enroll on these industry-driven programmes at STU to acquire the requisite knowledge, technical and professional skills that will make them readily employable to avoid the temptation of joining the so-called ‘Unemployed Graduates Association’ in future.”

Security

He assured the newly admitted students that Management has put in place measures to protect life and property on campus, saying; “the lighting system on campus has seen massive improvement whilst security patrols and visibility have been enhanced.”

“However, we urge you not to be careless about your personal security. Do not walk alone on campus under the cover of darkness as that might not help your personal security.”

“As students of STU, you will be expected to exhibit high sense of purpose and diligence in pursuing your academic career so that you can achieve the required skills and competence that will make you successful in the world of work.”

Be disciplined

Prof. Adinkrah-Appiah reminded them that they are the future leaders of this country, as they are the future lecturers, Engineers, Businessmen, Parliamentarians and even Presidents of the country.

“You should, therefore, be serious with your studies here at the STU so that you can climb the academic ladder successfully in order to achieve your future goals.”

“As a result, the university requires you to be disciplined and law-abiding. You are here to be trained not only in academic work but to help you form a decent character that will make you responsible citizens to contribute positively towards Ghana’s development.”

The Vice-Chancellor was emphatic that negative conducts such as violation of laid down rules and regulations including examination malpractices, alcoholism, betting and promiscuity would not be entertained in the University as culprits of such acts would be made to face the full rigors of the University's disciplinary procedures.

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