Asantehene Appeals to Government, Organisations, and Public-Spirited Individuals to Help Resource AAMUSTED

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The Asantehene, His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has appealed to the government to be committed to resourcing the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), considering the important role the University has to play in the development agenda of this country.

On his last official visit to the University, then the Kumasi Campus of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) on December 7, 2005, the Asantehene appealed to the government to consider upgrading the Kumasi Campus into a University to train teachers in technology, technical, and vocational education to teach in schools and colleges in the country.

It was not until 15 years later that the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government established AAMUSTED on August 27, 2020, with a mandate to facilitate the implementation of the government’s TVET, Entrepreneurship, and Industrialisation agenda for the economic development of the country.

His Royal Majesty’s conviction is that quality TVET and Entrepreneurship education are the ways to encourage creativity and innovation as a means to job creation to solve the worsening unemployment situation in the country.

Speaking at the colourful ceremony to invest Prof. Frederick Kwaku Sarfo as the First Vice-Chancellor of AAMUSTED on May 26, 2023, His Royal Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, commended highly, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo and the government for taking the bold step to establish the University.

He indicated his keen interest in AAMUSTED and gave his firm assurance to offer the necessary support to ensure the University becomes an excellent place for training teachers in technology, technical and vocational education.

“Prof. Sarfo and the University can count on me to help in every way to make AAMUSTED an excellent place and a strong partner in the government’s job creation and industrialisation agenda,” he stressed.

To give immediate meaning to that assurance, the Asantehene announced that he would avail his jute and fruit factories to the University to train students free of charge and called on organisations and public-spirited individuals to join hands with AAMUSTED to train committed professionals to help build a better Ghana.

He congratulated Prof. Sarfo on his appointment to the high office of a Vice-Chancellor. He also encouraged him to build the capacity of his faculty, review the programmes of the University regularly, engage in joint research, and share the research findings with the government and industry.

The Asantehene further encouraged the Vice-Chancellor to work hard to make the University’s programmes, products, and faculty relevant in addressing national and global needs and challenges. He charged the Vice-Chancellor to ensure prudent management and efficient utilisation of resources, and encourage cooperation and teamwork among the administration, faculty, and the student body.