The University of Mines and Technology has organsied a 3-day retreat for selected senior officers of the University as part of the tactical plans of the Vice Chancellor to enhance team work for the efficient performance of staff. The programme, which was the first of its kind, took place from Sunday, 7th January to Tuesday, 9th January, 2024 at the Busua Beach Resort, Busua in the Western Region and it was in the form of Management Conversation among Principal Officers, Deans, Heads of Departments and selected Heads of Units of the University.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof Richard K. Amankwah emphasised the necessity for leaders of institutions to find appropriate means to improve upon their governance systems and create transparent environment where everyone can speak to issues objectively to achieve higher growth. The Management Conversation therefore provided an appropriate informal forum for Principal Officers, Deans, Heads of Departments and Units to share meaningful interactions and to discuss various issues of importance for higher staff output for the development of the University.
Vice Chancellor, Prof Richard K. Amankwah in a Conversation with Participants
The Vice Chancellor opened the Conversation and shared his tactical plans for 2024 with the participants who collectively expressed support for the plans. He enumerated some of the successes the University had chalked under his tenure, some challenges and opportunities that the University could take advantage of. The Registrar, Mr Matthew K. Okrah led discussion on administrative roles of Deans and Heads of Departments and Units while the Finance Officer, Mr Jonathan Sakoe led discussion on financial management. Deans also presented their tactical plans for 2024 which were scrutinized by the participants to ensure efficient execution of the plans. Associate Professor Sulemana Al-Hassan, past Pro Vice Chancellor of the University shared with the participants, some of his experiences during his active service in the University.
The conversation gave opportunity to the participants to make various suggestions for consideration by the Academic Board. participants also resolved to ensure improvement in the performance of staff to help the University achieve its vision.
Participants at the end of the programme expressed satisfaction with the various conversations held under a relaxed atmosphere and stressed the need to organise same in the subsequent years.