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Picture: VC (at the middle) with some members of the two boards.
The Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) has inaugurated two Faculty Advisory Boards for the Banking and Finance as well as Fashion Design and Textiles Studies departments to provide valuable guidance and advisory support to their students and the faculty to advance the vision of the University.
According to Dr. Mrs. Gladys Tuo who is the Deputy Director of International Affairs and Institutional Linkages of KsTU (IAIL-KsTU) disclosed that the idea of forming a board is being spearheaded by the British Council to bridge the gap between academia and industry. The Inauguration is part of the requirement by the British Council in collaboration with Southwest College International (UK) Mentorship through Partnership Programme with KsTU.
The rationale behind the project is to help the University design and develop the skills of students in these departments. The platform will help offer internships and offer future employment to students studying Banking and Finance as well as Fashion Design and help them foster long-term relationship with the industry.
Membership of the Industry Advisory Board of both departments was selected from the academia and industry. The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Ing. Professor Osei-Wusu Achaw, in his speech charged members of the two boards to work as a team to deliver on their mandate. He entreated them to brace themselves up to make the two boards very useful to bring the needed change in the operations of the two departments.
The Board members for the Banking and Finance Department are, Mr. Justice Noah Adade (CEO, Glydetek Group), Mr. Mohammed O. Dalla (Branch Manager, Ecobank Adum-Kumasi), Mr. Yaw Gyamfi (Executive Director, GHAMFIN), Mr. Santos Boakye (CEO, Erasor Solutions), Mr. Lambert Osei Kofi (Assistant Lecturer, Banking Technology and Finance Department) and Ms. Elizabeth Sekyi-Whyte (International Affairs and Institutional Linkages, KsTU).
Membership for the Board of Fashion Design and Textiles Studies Department is made of the following people: Mr. Bernard Mensah (Jenesus Fashion), Mr. Kwaku Agyei Sikapa (KASS O. Ventures), Mr. Michael Atta Adjei (Makataji Fashion), Ms. Patricia Adomah Poku (Adoma Fashion), Dr. Michael Obeng Nyarko (Dean, Faculty of Creative Arts and Technology), Dr. Thomas O. Asare (Head of Department, Fashion Design & Textiles Studies), Mr. Yussif Abdul- Razark (Principal Technician, Fashion Design & Textiles Studies) and Ms. Elizabeth Sekyi-Whyte (IAIL, KsTU).
The Registrar, Mr. Ebenezer Kofi Boakye, Director of IAIL, Prof. Gabriel Dwomoh among others were present at the inauguration of the boards.