The Vice Chancellor of Takoradi Technical University (TTU), Prof. John Frank Eshun has assured the public of the university management’s resolve to prioritise the safety of students on all its three campuses in the Western Region.
Speaking during the official opening a new multipurpose four-storey building complex commissioned by the Students Representative Council (SRC), Prof. Eshun, announced that the university, in a proactive move to boost security on its campuses, has engaged the services of the Ghana Police to complement the work of the university security department for the safety of students and members of staff.
He said the university management, aware of the recent spate of criminal attacks recorded on some university campuses in the country, has commenced the installation of special surveillance security cameras at vantage points to monitor movements within the university community.
The Vice Chancellor charged student leaders to eschew selfishness by focusing on innovative projects aimed at improving conditions for the students they represent.
For his part, the outgoing President of the SRC, Forster Semabia, advised new SRC executive members to emulate the efforts and achievements of their predecessors by collaborating with the university administration to work for the interests of the student body.
He said, under his leadership, he facilitated the improvement of the university lighting system and its extension to cover more areas in the university community.
TTU SRC COMPLEX
The project, commenced in 2017 and completed in 2018, has a hundred-bed hostel accommodation, including residential apartments for all SRC executive members as well as a conference room, recreational centre and a radio station.
Established as a government technical institute in 1954, Takoradi Technical University, formerly, Takoradi Polytechnic, was converted to a university following an Act of Parliament in 2016.
The university has five faculties, namely, Applied Arts and Technology, Built and Natural Environment, Business and Management Studies, Applied Sciences and Engineering, which offer various programmes from non-tertiary, Higher National Diploma (HND) to Bachelor of Technology (BTech).
Currently, the university has three campuses: Effiakuma (Takoradi), Butumagyebu (Sekondi) and Akatakyi (Agona-Nkwanta).
In 2017, the university admitted its first batch of graduate students for Master of Technology (MTech) programmes.
By Lord Kweku Sekyi