The Management of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), on December 6, 2021, received boxes of assorted business books from Prof. Edward O. Akoto, an Associate Professor from the Henderson State University, United States of America, currently on a nine-month Fulbright Scholarship Award to AAMUSTED.
The books, which covered areas such as Human Resource, Marketing, Accounting, Auditing, Finance, Organisational Behaviour, and Management, were his additional contribution to teaching and research especially, in the Faculty of Business Education (FBE).
Presenting the books earlier, Prof. Akoto explained that the faculty, staff, and students of Henderson State University donated the books to support teaching, learning, and research in AAMUSTED. He, therefore, expressed gratitude to them, adding that he still had about 19 boxes of the books for presentation to AAMUSTED before his nine-month stay at the University would end in May 2022.
Dean of the FBE, Prof. Isaac Boateng, alluded to Prof. Akoto’s hard work and support to the Faculty since September 2021 when he arrived at the University. He explained that at one of its monitoring exercises at the FBE recently, the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) advised the FBE to restock its library with modern books. He said Prof. Akoto, on hearing that made the efforts to muster the books, which he said would greatly support teaching, learning, and research in the Faculty.
As part of the Fulbright United States Scholar Programme Award to AAMUSTED, Prof. Akoto would lecture management courses and mentor students in research. The goal is to enhance students’ skills in evidence-based management and data-driven decisions through curriculum instruction, research, and analytical skills training. He has already organised a seminar for academic staff in areas including, “Using a Case Study to Teach”.