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Prof. John Owusu (Pro-Vice-Chancellor)

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor is the deputy to the Vice-Chancellor and therefore assists the Vice-chancellor in both academic and administrative duties of the University.  The Pro-Vice-Chancellor deals with issues that borders on teaching and learning, research, and academic policies and programmes.  The following academic office’s report to the Pro Vice-Chancellor:

 

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor is appointed by-election in accordance with Technical University Act 2014 to exercise powers specified in the Statutes and such other functions as may be delegated to him by the Vice-Chancellor.  He is mandated to hold office for two (2) years and eligible for re-election for a second term of another two (2) years only.

Functions

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor supports both the academic and administrative work of the institution. With reference to the organogram, he is the head of the academic division; he deals with almost all issues regarding academics within the institution. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor acts and presides over the administration of the office of the Vice-Chancellor in his absence.  He also has the oversight responsibility for the following departments and faculties

  • Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development
  • Faculties
  • Industrial Liaison
  • Institute of Open and Distance Learning
  • Language Centre
  • Office of the Dean of Students’ Affairs
  • Short Courses and Training
  • University Counselling ServicesUniversity Library

Chairmanship of Committees
By virtue of his office, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor chairs meetings the following committees most of which are standing committees of the Academic Board.

  • Residence and Health Services

This Committee reviews housing policies to determine housing and office needs of staff and students.  It also advises the Rector on the establishment and administration of an equitable system for allocating housing units and facilities of the University.  The Committee keeps under review the functioning of the medical service makes recommendations on them to the Academic Board and also coordinates students’ activities at hostels.

  • Industrial Relations

Industrial attachment is integrated into the academic work of the students to enable them to have practical experience in their programme of study.  An Industrial Liaison Office has been established to oversee and find suitable institutions/organisations for these activities.  As part of the measures put in place to ensure that students take up the industrial attachment seriously, lecturers have been appointed to supervise students on industrial attachment.  This fosters strong relations with industry and provides for the development of entrepreneurial expertise in students of the institution.

  • Welfare

The welfare committee promotes the welfare of staff and students and also facilitates the cultural and social development of the University.

  • Library/Bookshop and Resource

The Library/Bookshop and Resource Committee ensures that the institution provides adequate, useful and affordable books for students and staff to aid their education and work.  It also ensures that students and staff have access to the library when necessary. The Committee in collaboration with Management has decided to establish an e-library to facilitate teaching and learning.

  • Chaplaincy Board

This Committee oversees the spiritual needs of the University and the organisation of religious programmes as approved by management from time to time.

  • Admissions

The Admissions Committee was set up to propose successful applicants for consideration of the Academic Board and to propose changes in Admissions criteria to Academic Board.  It also performs any functions relating to admissions as may from time to time as may be directed by the Academic Board.

  • Examinations

The examinations committee sees to the effective implementation of all aspects of the University’s examination policy and ensures the smooth and timely conduct of examinations and compilation of results for consideration at various levels.  It also makes recommendations to the Academic Board to improve the conduct of examinations when necessary.

  • Sports

The Sports committee has established a sports team that participates in sporting events and activities of the institution. The team engages in sporting activities such as soccer, basketball, table tennis, badminton, athletics among others.  The institution also participates in events such as West Africa University Games, WAPOGA, Ghana Polytechnic Sports Association (GHAPSA) games which are organised once every year. The Sports Committee also organises recreational activities e.g. cycling, etc. and also collaborates in sporting and recreational activities with other institutions within the metropolis.

  • Business Development Management Committee

This committee was constituted to see to the establishment and subsequent running of the Business Development Centre, which should oversee and coordinate the activities and projects financed with internally generated funds.  The committee in collaboration with the Business Development Officer has been able to partner with some companies like KITE, Business Development Services Fund (a world bank/UN international research Company), to mention but a few to provide some services in terms of workshops for them. service providers in running workshops for them.  The Committee has also been able to establish a water sachet project with inputs from the SOE and has other plans for projects such as a fuel station, driving school, etc.

  • Doorstep Management Committee
  • The Doorstep Committee
  • Evening School Management Committee

Membership of Committees
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor is also a Member of the following Committees:

  • Governing Council (In attendance)
  • Finance and General Purpose Sub-Committee of Council
  • Development and Planning Sub-Committee of Council
  • Academic Board
  • Scholarship and Staff Development
  • Appointments and Promotions
  • Executive Committee of the Academic Board