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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.

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 NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TERTIARY EDUCATION(NCTE)

The attention of the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) has been drawn to misleading statements by some sections of the general public in respect of the process for conversion of Polytechnics to Technical Universities.

Considering that the NCTE has supervised the entire process so far as is constitutionally expected of us, we wish to put the records straight for the information of the general public as follows:

STAKEHOLDERS CONSULTATIVE FORUM ON THE CONVERSION OF POLYTECHNICS TO TECHNICAL UNIVERSITIES HELD AT LA PALM ROYAL HOTEL, ACCRA ON JANUARY 6, 2015

A one day stakeholders’ consultative forum on the conversion of Polytechnics to Technical Universities was held at the La Palm Royal Hotel on January 6, 2015. The forum was attended by stakeholders in the educational sector who brainstormed on the Technical Universities Bill and the Report of the Technical Committee. Conversion of Polytechnics to Technical Universities was advocated by President John Dramani Mahama in his 2013 State of the Nation Address. Subsequently, in September 2013, the Ministry of Education set up a technical committee to develop a road map for the conversion.

 

The theme for the forum was, “Repositioning Technical Education as a Driver of Economic Transformation and National Development”

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