University to to launch fund raising exercise

The Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) is to embark on aggressive fundraising to speed up expansion to match growing admission demands.

The maiden event is expected to draw support from corporate bodies and individuals to assist the University to raise funds to execute its projects.

Mrs Afua Amankwah Sarkodie, the Head of GTUC Public Relations, told the GNA that GTUC was gearing up to reposition itself as the sub-regional Centre of Excellence for technology education, research and innovation.

In view of the additional responsibility, she said, the University would have to expand its hostels, lecture halls and build laboratories to meet local and international admission demands and also give scholarships as its corporate social responsibility.

Mrs Sarkordie said GTUC was a self-financing institution and relies only on internally-generated funds to pay lecturers and carryout projects.

She, therefore, appealed to corporate Ghana to support and partner the University to run scholarships for needy but brilliant students as well as those in rural areas with little opportunities to access quality university education.

“This is a maiden fundraising event that would foster a long term relationship with corporate institutions for a night of networking and support a worthy cause,” she said.

The maiden fundraising event would mark the beginning of a grand campaign to attract corporate entities and non-governmental organisations to align to the vision of the University.

Mrs Sarkordie said the event would offer individuals, institutions and corporate Ghana an opportunity to network, strengthen relationship and help set up scholarship schemes in the name of corporations or individual philanthropists.

Last week, GTUC announced a fee concession of 1,200 pounds for teachers pursuing its Master of Arts programme in Education Leadership offered in partnership with Staffordshire University, UK.

According to the University, the concession was a response to a special request by teachers for downward review of the fee and its commitment to rope in more teachers to take full advantage of quality postgraduate programmes.

Mrs Sarkordie said the windfall was to create opportunity for many Ghanaian teachers and administrators to access the programme.

GTUC is positioned as the number one Technology Education Institution in West Africa and also ranked eighth out of 57 universities and colleges in Ghana.

The University partners Southern Polytechnic in America, Aalborg University, Staffordshire University, Coventry University and CASS in Europe to provide diverse and quality technology education. GNA

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