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NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TERTIARY EDUCATION

2ND WORKSHOP FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS OF UNIVERSITIES

The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), with funding from the Carnegie Corporation in New York is organising Phase 2 of the Senior Academic Leadership Training (SALT) programme for Council Members of Universities. The latest workshop which is the second in the series of the SALT Phase 2 training sessions was held at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Executive Conference Centre, Greenhill, Accra on February 18 – 20, 2016. It was attended by about 30 delegates comprising Council Members from GIMPA and Wisconsin International University College.

The key objectives of the workshop were to equip the Council Members with the tools and skills to enable them better understand and interpret institutional accounts and audits; train Council Members in terms of their legal, administrative, oversight, fiduciary, strategic and generative roles and responsibilities; and to take Council Members through a self-review exercise to enable them to evaluate their performance.

The workshop was chaired by Professor S.N. Woode, former Chairman of the Public Services Commission.  It was facilitated by Professor C.N.B. Tagoe, Chairman of the NCTE; Dr. Paul Effah, Project Director of the SALT programme and former Executive Secretary of the NCTE; Professor H.J.A.N Mensa Bonsu, Legon Centr for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD), University of Ghana; Mrs. Elizabeth Obese, Director of Finance, University of Cape Coast; and Mr. G.F. Daniel, Former Registrar, University of Ghana among others.

WORKSHOP FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS OF UNIVERSITIES

The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), with funding from the Carnegie Corporation in New York is organising Phase 2 of the Senior Academic Leadership Training (SALT) programme for Council Members of Universities. The latest workshop was held at the Mensvic Hotel, Accra on October 22 – 23, 2015. It was attended by about 40 delegates comprising Council Members from private Universities.

 The key objectives of the workshop were to equip the Council Members with the tools and skills to enable them better understand and interpret institutional accounts and audits; train Council Members in terms of their legal, administrative, oversight, fiduciary, strategic and generative roles and responsibilities; and to take Council Members through a self review exercise to enable them to evaluate their performance.

SENIOR ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP TRAINING (SALT), PHASE 2

The NCTE is committed to providing leadership in tertiary education by advising government and all relevant institutions to enhance access, quality, equity, relevance and governance.

A major Goal of SALT Phase 2 will be to train and orient Council members and heads of department of universities (public and private) to better understand their roles and responsibilities.

The objectives of the project include the following:

To equip council members with the tools and skills to enable them to better understand and interpret institutional accounts and audit reports;

To train councils in their broad roles and responsibilities in terms of

Legal, administrative and oversight; and

Fiduciary, strategic and generative;

To take council members through a self-review exercise as a way of identifying how to evaluate their performance;

To take council members through a self-review exercise as a way of identifying how to evaluate their performance;

To guide selected Heads of Department to identify their roles and responsibilities as: leaders, managers, faculty developers and scholars, emphasizing MPhil and PhD supervision.