Provost Pays a Working Visit to the Sunyani Learning Centre

Story by the CoE Communication, Marketing and Image Enhancement Team

Sunyani Staff in picture with the Provost(middle) and his team

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 Sunyani Learning Centre in the Brong-Ahafo Region on April 24, 2023. The visit provided an opportunity for the Provost to interact and familiarise himself with the staff and operations of the Learning Centre.

Centre Coordinator of the Sunyani Learning Centre(middle)

In his welcome address, the Centre Coordinator of the Sunyani Learning Centre, Dr. Isshaka Fuseini, expressed his appreciation and that of his staff to the Provost and his team for visiting the Centre.  He informed the team about some successes the Centre had chalked in improving access to tertiary education in the region and was hopeful that more initiatives would be adopted to improve students’ experience.

A tour around the facilities of the centre

Addressing the staff, Prof. Codjoe officially introduced himself as the Provost of the College of Education and expressed his satisfaction with their work at the Learning Centre. He thanked the staff for taking time out of their holiday to attend the interaction.

Interaction Session with staff of the Centre

During interaction session, the staff recounted the issues they face during their day-to-day work. The challenges mentioned include low student enrollment, advertisement issues, absence of Diploma and Master’s programmes, online learning problems related to feasibility of courses such as Accounting and Nursing being held online, poor internet connection, information gap between the Learning Centre and Legon Campus, inadequate infrastructure, water shortages and deteriorated school bus wheel cover. In response to the comments, the Provost commended the management and staff for their successes and assured them that measures would be put in place to mitigate some of their challenges where possible and refer the rest to the appropriate officers.


The next session addressed each staff’s promotion status. The College Human Resources Officer explained the number of years required for each position’s promotions, the criteria that must be achieved for promotion eligibility and the importance of the reasons for failed promotions being outlined to applicants. She encouraged the staff to work diligently and visit the University’s website for more information on staff promotions.

The Centre Coordinator, DrIssahaka Fuseini thanked the Provost and his team for visiting the Centre. After the interaction, the Provost along with his team was given a tour round the entire Sunyani Learning Centre to view all the facilities including the Computer Laboratory, Classrooms, Video Conference Room, and the Smart Classroom.