Professor Samuel Nii Odai has become the first substantive Vice Chancellor of the Accra Technical University (ATU) after he was outdoored.
Prof Nii Odai would replace Prof Edmund Ameko who until recently was the acting Vice Chancellor of the Technical University.
Speaking at the swearing in ceremony of the new VC of ATU, Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution Prof Ralph Kingston Asabere in an interview with the media described Prof Samuel Nii Odai as a person of great intellect, wide experience and a solid background in Ghanaian, African and global educational matters.
He said the new ATU VC well abreast with the nitty-gritty of the school and its administration.
Prof Ralph Kingston Asabere however indicated that the expectations of the university are understandably high and that the new VC Prof Samuel Nii Odai has a very daunting task of leveraging on the foundations already in place to put the university on a higher pedestal.
Outgone Acting Vice Chancellor of the Technical University Prof Edmund Ameko congratulated his successor Professor Samuel Nii Odai on his appointment as the first substantive vice chancellor of Accra technical university, which he described as the oldest, largest and premier Technical University in Ghana.
He described the appointment of his successor as a privilege.
The new Vice Chancellor Prof Samuel Nii Odai thanked the governing board of the school for making the day wonderful and memorable.
He said he will use the 70th Anniversary hallmark of the Accra Technical University to work towards transitioning the university from its previous polytechnic status to a premier Technical University offering programmes with high impact on industry and business creation.
Professor Samuel Nii Odai bemoaned the situation that has led to the unemployment graduates association and dozens of young Ghanaians losing their lives in the process of crossing the Mediterranean sea to the West.
He said for Africa to be truly beyond aid, the continent must take a second look at its educational systems to make their graduates globally competitive and locally useful.
Story by: Bismark Oppong (Reporter)/Radiogoldlive.com