Management of the Sunyani Technical University (STU), has launched a new Strategic Plan and Master Plan, developed to streamline the future development of the institution.
The total cost of the plans is estimated at GHC73 million, phased into short, medium, and long term.
The Strategic Plan spells out the development of the University in the next five years (2020-2025) whilst the Master Plan focuses on the development of the institution for the next 40 years.
At the launch of the plans, the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Sunyani Technical University, Prof. Ing. Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah said this is the third Strategic Plan developed for the institution since its inception.
“The first one was developed and implemented for the Polytechnic period (2005 to 2015). The second one (2015 to 2020) was developed to prepare the institution for conversion from Polytechnic to Technical University, and the third, after the promulgation of the Technical Universities Act, 2016 (Act 922), designed to direct the development of the institution as a fully-fledged University,” he revealed.
He, however, noted there has never been any Master Plan developed for the Institution throughout its history.
This, the VC said created a lack of coordination of developmental agenda in the past, especially for physical infrastructure, leaving physical development in the institution in disarray.
The University Council, thus formed a committee to develop the blueprint to ensure coordinated development of the Institution.
The new Strategic Plan has 8 Priority Goals with 22 Objectives and many Strategies for the achievement of the Vision of the University.
The goals and strategies are expected to also give quality to teaching, research, innovation and technology transfer, practical training for staff and students, through greater collaboration with industry, to create a platform for excellence in Engineering, Technology, and TVET.
Prof. Ing. Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah said the University is on course to carry out its mandate with a focus on its Niche Area, Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
He explained that the strategic plan and the master plan will propel the University to be a world-class Technical University, recognized for producing professionals in the field of Engineering, Science-based disciplines, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Applied Arts, and related disciplines equipped to function as resourceful professionals and entrepreneurs.
He further reiterated that the University’s strategic and master plans would position the institution as a major Research Centre for the production of electric vehicles by converting internal combustion to electric vehicles by 2030.
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