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Capacity Building Workshop for Private University Administrators Hosted at Regent by KNUST



On August 9, 2018, a maiden workshop organized by KNUST for its affiliate institutions in Accra, was held at Regent. The theme for the workshop was: "Higher Education as a Corporate Entity: The Role of Registrars/Administrators in Private Universities".


The one-day capacity building workshop for administrators in private universities in Ghana was aimed at equipping administrative staff of mentee universities with the requisite knowledge and skills to enhance their work in the turbulent and competitive world of Higher Education in Ghana.


Workshop facilitators comprised of staff from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.


Participants were drawn from eight private universities in Accra which are under the mentorship of KNUST, including; Regent University College of Science and Technology, Wisconsin International University College, Data Link University College, Radford University College, Ghana Telecom University College, Mountcrest University College, Heritage Christian College and NarhBita College


Participating universities were represented by their respective registrars and administrators.


In all, about 120 participants took part in the workshop.


The facilitators were: Mr Andrew Kwasi Boateng, the Registrar of KNUST, Mrs. J. Serwaah Andoh, the Affiliations Officer, KNUST and Mr. H.H. Akosah, Deputy Registrar, KNUST.


Topics treated under the theme included University as a System, How Universities Achieve their Aims, The Role of Administrators, Input/Output of a University System, all of which were handled by the Registrar of KNUST during the first session.


Topics handled by Mr H.H. Akosah during the second session included: Record Keeping, Information Management and Meetings.


The third session was handled by Mrs. J. Serwaah Andoh, the Affiliations Officer of KNUST. Topics treated in this session included: Evolution/Trends in Higher Education, Conduct of Ceremonies (Matriculation, Graduation, Investiture, Public Lectures, etc.) and Presentation of Results.


The sessions were interactive and participants were given the freedom to interject presentations with questions and contributions.


The atmosphere, though formal, was friendly as participants sat through and listened with rapt attention.


"The in-depth approach adopted by the facilitators threw light on issues confronted by administrators, with emphasis on how to deal with emerging challenges in a competitive tertiary sector", said Mr. Stephen Ampadu, Regent's Deputy Registrar and a participant in the workshop.


Participants left the workshop highly contented, knowing that they had been equipped with improved capacity to manage their various offices with professionalism.