Provost Pays a Working Visit to the Kumasi City Campus

Story by the CoE Communication, Marketing and Image Enhancement Team

A Group of the Provost and his Team with the Staff of the Kumasi City Campus

A team from the College of Education led by the Provost, Prof. Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, and accompanied by Prof. Charity Akotia (Chairperson, City Campus Implementation Committee),  Prof. Nketia Amponsah (Acting Principal, Kumasi City Campus), Mr. Joseph Nkansah (College Secretary), Mrs. Joycelyn Boateng (College Human Resource Officer), Ms. Dorinda Nbinmah Yeboah (Assistant Registrar), Ms. Angela Otaah Anokye (Administrator, School of Information and Communication Studies), Ms. Aba Anaman (College Librarian) and other team members from the University paid a working visit to the Kumasi City Campus in the Ashanti Region on April 25, 2023. As part of the visit, the Provost was given a tour by the Acting Principal and Centre Coordinator where he viewed all the facilities on campus.

Provost inspecting the facilities on the campus

In the Acting Principal’s welcoming address, he thanked the Provost and his delegation for visiting the City Campus. The Provost was given the floor to provide the opening remarks. He mentioned how he recently attained his position and began the introductions with himself. In her initial submission, Prof. Charity Akotia, Chair of the Implementation Team for the Takoradi and Kumasi City Campuses, informed the meeting that the Kumasi City Campus had attained accreditation and it is now a full-fledged City Campus. She encouraged the campus staff to work hard to ensure that the Campus is ready for the next academic year.

Prof. Nketia Amponsah, the Acting Principal of Kumasi City Campus, thanked the Chair and lauded the Campus staff for their great efforts. He assured the team that they will work assiduously to realise City Campus’s objectives.

On his part, the Centre Coordinator, Dr. Philip Mantey also thanked the delegation for the visit and for bringing good tidings. He further indicated that they would work hard to realise the objectives of the Campus.  

Provost inspecting the facilities on the campus

The Provost lauded the staff for their good facilities and declared theirs ‘the best’ he had encountered. He encouraged them to commercialise their facilities to accumulate more income. He emphasised on the Campus’ sustainability and suggested that the Campus starts organising Programming, Cybersecurity and SHS programmes again to bring in more income.

Provost inspecting the facilities on the campus

A number of challenges were raised during the interactive session. The challenges include infrastructural issues, delays in staff promotions, inadequate security equipment, inadequate security post, inadequate teaching supplies, lack of access to the University’s IT resources, low internet connection and admission issues. The Provost’s team generated suggestions to each challenge that was brought up.

In his closing remarks, the Provost commended the staff for their efforts and assured them of his support and that of his team. He also noted the concerns raised and assured them he is putting in place measures to mitigate the issues. The Acting Principal also thanked the Provost and his team for visiting the Kumasi City Campus.

To climax his visit, the Provost hosted the staff to a luncheon.