The ATU Research Growth and Expansion Seminar has successfully come to an end after three days of insightful submissions and presentations from facilitators who have made remarkable accomplishments in the area of research and grant writing.
While the need for regular publications from Senior lecturers was the word preached by the decorated researchers who spoke at the event, the mantra, “if you don’t publish, you perish ” pervaded the seminar which saw participants from the 5 faculties of the University.
In a like manner, the art and skill of grant writing were emphasised by facilitators of the seminar and a call for participants to learn and hone the skill in becoming “grant masters” was a highlight of the seminar. The speakers, including Vice Vice-Chancellor of Accra Technical University, Prof. Samuel Nii Odai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Amevi Akapovi and Director of Research Innovation, Publication and Technology Transfer (RIPTT), Dr Nana Yaw Asabre, exuded a great depth of knowledge in research and grant writing which have become important dynamics in the visibility of a University as far as higher education is concerned.
Dr. Emelia Afriyie her closing remarks expressed her amazement at the wealth of knowledge imparted to participants. She lauded management and the DRIPTT for coming up with the seminar and encouraged participants to make use of all that has been learnt since the first day. She called on all to be supportive and cooperative in the quest to engage in academic writing and publication which will inure to the advantage of the University.