The newly appointed Council Chairman of the Takoradi Technical University (TTU), Dr Samuel Amo Tobin, has called on the university community, especially management to support the reconstituted Council to be proactive to leave a good legacy within its three-year mandate.
Speaking during his maiden meeting with the Management of TTU after touring the three campuses of the University, he commended the Management for the good work done over the years and solicited for their full support to the Council to do more.
“What I can say is that you have all done so well for bringing the University to this level. It means that I have a lot of people who know so much about the university to support me. My plea to all of you is to give all your support to build this University”, he pleaded.
According to him, there was time for everyone to serve at a particular point in time until the time comes for you to move on, however, one has to serve diligently while in that capacity to benefit humanity and for Ghana as well as generations to come.
He noted that though most of them may not be indigenes of the Western Region, there was the need to come together to build the Region’s technical university so that they can leave a good legacy with the only three years they have to perform.
Dr Tobbin, however, advised the Management and members of the Council not to take offence with his leadership style which was just aimed at ensuring high results.
“Forgive me if you find me pulling you or putting pressure on you because that is my style of getting results and I will be visiting unannounced. I must emphasize that I’m a pure businessman and the ideas to drive this place God has given to us, but we will need your support“, he stressed.
The Vice-Chancellor of TTU, Rev Prof John Frank Eshun, in his official welcome to the new Council Chairman to tour the University gave an overview of the University’s vision and how it was refreshing to have Dr Tobbin to help steer that vision.
“We have almost about 16,000 students here and we have five faculties and a school. TTU is the leading Technical University in Ghana and has the potential to grow much further. I am very happy that you’re here to visit and also take a look at some of the ongoing projects that will see us move into another level of development”, he said.
He added, “We have the vision to become a world-class technical university recognized for excellence, innovation and societal relevance and I believe we want to work together in moving the University to another level.“
A Council Member, Dr Ato Panford, also adding his voice in welcoming the Council Chair called for the reconstituted Council members to work together under the dispensation of Dr Tobbin.
“The Council is a fine mix of the old and new but the most important thing is that we need to know that within every period there is a target set before us to achieve. Some of us want to make sure that we see the best come out from this University under this new dispensation”, he opined.
Professor Victor Kweku Bondzie Micah, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of TTU gave the new Council Chair a pictorial presentation on the three campuses of the University which was followed by a tour of the three campuses.
Also present during the visit and tour are Dr Moses Maclean Abnory, Registrar and Secretary to the Governing Council; Mr Michael Appiah, Council Member; Dr Gabriel Sam Ahinful, Director of Finance and Management; Ms Elizabeth Obeng, Director of Audit and Management Member and Mr Phillip Kwaw, Director of Works and Physical Development.
The rest are Dr George Kojo Owusu, Director of University Health Services; Dr Eric Bruce-Amartey Jnr, Dean of Students and Council Member and ASP Retired Charles Azeleke, TTU Head of Security.