First ATU Summer School Opens

Accra Technical University’s maiden Summer School programme kicked off on Monday July 29, with an overall aim of constructively contributing to the development of the University. The five-day programme is on the theme ‘Transition and Change’.
An initiative developed on the call of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Samuel Nii Odai, the programme is to build the future of the institution. Opening the Summer School, Professor Odai hinted that the University’s 70 years celebration is an achievement but there’s still far more work ahead to execute. Taking into consideration the world’s technological revolution, he stated that if the University did not embrace change, it would be left behind.
“The time has come for us to prepare ourselves for change. We need to work as a team to drive the University forward”, he added.
The facilitator for the Summer School, Ms. Miriam, ran the participants mainly senior members of the University through a series of presentations on the topic, ‘Building the ATU Tree of Life’.
“We are building a tree which will be the centre of life in the week’s course and we will also need to strengthen our roots and trunks”
She also mentioned that in creating change, it is not about copying other universities but creating the University’s unique style with formidable strengths.
The ATU Summer School would be an annual programme aimed at exploring the available resources and utilising them to effect the needed change as a technical university and will span five days for senior members with a team of trainers from the Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands.