Two documents, the Vice-Chancellor’s Vision Strategy and the Business and Enterprise Development Policy have been launched at a ceremony held at the New Examination Centre.
The two documents that would help the Vice-Chancellor prosecute his agenda for the next four years are aligned to the University’s Corporate Strategic Policy.
Launching the documents, a renowned University Administrator and President of Radford University College, Dr. Paul Effah, said the Monitoring and Evaluation Office to be set up should not be made to remain static, rather go through various stages of growth. “The office should start small and tap into the numerous expertise that abounds on campus to help achieve the vision”, he noted.
“It is important to get people who will constantly recreate and renew efforts to move the vision forward”, he continued.
Dr. Effah who was the guest speaker at the ceremony advised that the office should not think of profit right from the onset, rather think of getting the right people who would bring in the profit later, which he described as “upside down thinking”.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong, speaking at the launch
In his address, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong, indicated that various stakeholders were consulted in coming up with the two documents.
Prof. Boampong announced the establishment of a Monitoring and Evaluation office under the Office of the Vice-Chancellor to ensure that all the strategies that would be implemented were aligned to the key thrusts in the Corporate Strategic Plan of the University.
Members of the University community and the general public
He said there was the need for the University to do business, therefore the two documents would serve as a guide as well as a blueprint for any investment that dealings moving forward
He mentioned that, while doing business, the University would also be training students to be entrepreneurial-minded so as to work for or employ themselves upon completion of their studies.
“We have to do business, which means we need to invest and train students, so they do not go looking for jobs, but create theirs and employ others”, he concluded.
Chairman of Council, Mrs. Nancy O. C. Thompson delivering her address
Chairman of Council, Mrs. Nancy Thompson reiterated the call for all stakeholders to work together to achieve the vision, saying “We should not see the task ahead as my work, but our work. We should achieve this together so we must not see or call it just as printed document but a workable document”.
Present at the function were the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dora F. Edu-Buandoh; Registrar, Mr. Jeff T. Onyame; Dr. Agyarko Poku- a member of UCC Council and Provosts Others were Deans, Directors, Heads of Department and some members of the University community.