The Vice-Chancellor of Accra Technical University, Professor Samuel Nii Odai, has highlighted the need for staff to be adequately and rightfully informed while charging them to be agents of positive change.
Professor Odai made this disclosure on Friday, June 4, 2021, during a staff durbar at the University Auditorium.
To illustrate the essence of the staff durbar, the Vice-Chancellor said, ‘‘information is power and information is provided through communication so when there is no communication, information is either not communicated appropriately or is confused.’’
Demonstrating how informed people change the world, the Vice-Chancellor drew from the positive exploits of ATU alumni at various sectors of the Ghanaian economy. ‘‘Those we have trained by giving information are helping to transform and build the nation.’’ The Vice-Chancellor congratulated the university lecturers for imparting the right information which has become evident in the difference ATU alumni are making in their various areas of endeavours. He added ‘‘informed people are agents of transformation, and transformation when positive, brings progress.’’ Professor Odai, therefore, charged the gathering to be carriers of change.
Alluding to the biblical anecdote in Nehemiah 2:18, the Vice-Chancellor encouraged the staff body to rise up in unity and build the university. In ending his address, Prof Odai underscored the essence of unity in building the university. In furtherance, he appealed to the staff to eschew acts that go a long way to tarnish the image of the university. ‘‘To build is difficult but to destroy is easy’’, he said.
The durbar had in attendance the Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Professor Amevi Acakpovi, the Registrar; Mrs Beatrice Sylvia Oppong-Mensah and the Director of Finance; Mr Frank Owusu Boateng. Directors, Deans and Heads of various departments were present too.
By: Directorate of Public Affairs