The Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Ghana (CILT) have begun a collaborative relationship to promote their mutual interests.
On Friday, April 16, 2021, AAMUSTED and CILT-Ghana, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to kick-start the five-year relationship, highly expected to quicken the realisation of the mandates, policies, and priorities of both institutions.
Whereas the Acting Vice-Chancellor of AAMUSTED, Prof. Frederick Kwaku Sarfo, and the Acting Registrar, Mr. Michael Kofi Adu, signed the MoU on behalf of AAMUSTED, the President of CILT-Ghana, Dr. Ebo Hammond, and his Vice, (responsible for Education and Professional Development), Mr. Neil Vorleto, signed for CILT-Ghana.
The Memorandum of Understanding contained nine (9) key agreements under which the parties shall do collaborative research in any mutual field of interest, develop Curricular, exchange materials and documents, and collaborate in teaching and consultancy services.
They shall also develop new market-driven and technology-centered academic programmes, roll out short professional courses, and pursue other mutually agreed activities.
The Faculty of Technical Education (FTE) is the lead faculty on behalf of AAMUSTED.
On behalf of the Governing Council of the University, Prof. Sarfo expressed gratitude to CILT-Ghana for the interest and enthusiasm shown to collaborate with AAMUSTED.
He said collaborating with CILT-Ghana is a further fulfillment of the University’s mandate to develop strong linkages between the University and industry or the community to ensure the holistic training of teachers.
In that regard, he said the staff of AAMUSTED would work assiduously to achieve a smooth and peaceful collaboration, stressing that the University was pleased with the terms.
For his part, Dr. Hammond was happy that his outfit could land a collaboration with AAMUSTED. He said CILT-Ghana was already working with about eleven (11) universities in Ghana and others in some African Countries including, Togo and Cameroon.
He emphasised the opportunities that could accrue to both institutions because of the agreement and hoped that both parties would stay faithful to the terms to reap the expected benefits.
Dr. Hammond indicated, for instance, that through the collaboration, CILT-Ghana could offer three accreditations – accredit the institution to enroll students to pursue CILT-Ghana professional programmes, accredit these programmes for AAMUSTED, and partner with AAMUSTED in the area of research and training.
Other bigwigs at the signing ceremony from the side of AAMUSTED were the Dean of FTE, Prof. Joseph Mbawuni; the Head of Department of Wood and Construction Education, Dr. Nangiba Allan Khaki Kheni; Head of Department of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering Education, Dr. Enock Andrews Duodu; Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Education, Dr. Albert Awopone, the Acting Director of Finance, Mr. Geoffrey Mensah, Coordinator of Quality Assurance Unit, Dr. Emmanuel Appiah-Kubi; the Head of Transport Section, Engr. Alvin K. Andor; and the Deputy Registrar responsible for University Relations, Mr. Michael Kofi Twum-Ampomah.
From the side of CILT-Ghana were also Mr. Andrews Osei Mensah, Vice-President responsible for Railways; Mr. Samuel Asare Boateng, Chairman of the Kumasi Section; and Mr. Frank Osei, Administrator of CILT-Ghana.