Faculty of Technical Education Holds Workshop on Curricular Review and Practical Manual Development

Staff of the Faculty of Technology Education (FTE) of the College of Technology Education, Kumasi, comprising of Departments of Information Technology Education (ITE); Construction and Wood Technology Education (CWTE) and Electrical Technology Education (ETE)  have attended a workshop on curricular review and development of practical manuals for relevant programmes in the respective departments. The three day workshop which took place at Fiapre in the Brong Ahafo Region  was from July 18-20 2018.

Addressing the opening session, the Dean of FTE, Prof. Stephen Jobson Mitchual reminded participants of FTE’s avowed commitment towards evolving into four new faculties eventually. That he said would make for effective teaching and learning as well as churn out graduates with relevant qualifications just suitable for the socio-economic development needs of Ghana.

From L-R, Dr. Patrick Ohemeng Gyaase , Catholic University College, Prof. S. K. Asiedu-Addo, UEW,  Dean of FTE. Prof. Stephen Jobson Mitchual and some faculty members

He said significant efforts in that regard were already underway and announced that hopefully by the end of next academic year, one of the four work-in-progress faculties –Faculty of Applied Science and Mathematics Education (FASME) – would become a reality. “The basic requirement for the creation of this new faculty has been met,” he announced excitedly.

Accordingly, he encouraged staff to keep working hard so the faculty’s quest to ultimately become internationally reputable for Technical Teacher Education and Research would be realized.

“We need to make the Faculty more visible,” he said and therefore, urged participants to “liaise and collaborate more with professional bodies to enhance teaching and learning.”

Some staff of FTE

The FTE is currently at an advanced stage of preparations to roll-out new programmes including B.Sc. Welding and Fabrication; B.Sc. Plumbing, Gas and Sanitation Engineering; B.Sc. Material Technology; B.Sc. Civil Engineering and an MSc. Coastal and River Engineering.

A cross section of participants in a discussion at the workshop

Facilitators for the workshop were Dean, Faculty of Science Education, UEW, Prof. S. K. Asiedu-Addo; Dean, Faculty of Information and Communication Science and Technology (FICST), Catholic University College, Sunyani, Dr. Patrick Ohemeng Gyaase; Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Computer Science, KNUST, Dr. J. B. Hayfron-Acquah and Mr. Michael E. Ampiah, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Mathematics Education, UEW.

As part of activities, two lecturers from the Kumasi Campus, Dr. Humphrey Danso and Mr. Raphael Dzakpasu, at the official opening session of the workshop, made presentations on “Sustainable Development Goals: the roles of Universities”.