A 14- member Board of Governors with Mr. Okumi Andoh, Acting Rector of the Takoradi Polytechnic, as chairman, has been inaugurated for the Cape Coast Technical Institute (Cape Tech).
The re-constituted board, with a three-year mandate, replaces the old one which served for about six years.
The members are Mrs. Mary Owusu Acheaw, Central Regional Director of Education, Ms. Florence Inkoom, Cape Coast Metropolitan Director of Education, Mr. Albert Adusei, Principal of the Institute, and Mr. Benjamin Gyaw, the Vice Principal, as Secretary.
Others members are Mr. Emmanuel Ato Kakraba, representative of the institute, Ms. Ama Manso Howard, representative of old students, Mr. Augustine Amponsah, representing the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly, and Ms. Grace Ekua Sam, Regional Coordinating Council’s representative.
The rest are Nana Kow Ackon the fifth, and Nana Kwame Edu the sixth, representatives of the Oguaa Traditional Council, Mr. Peter Pamfo Saah, representing the institute’s Parent-Teacher Association, Ms. Mary Bentum Ennin and Mr. Isaac Thompson, representatives of the non- teaching and teaching staff, respectively.
Inaugurating the board, Mrs. Acheaw, charged members to bring on board their expertise to further develop the school both academically and morally, adding that any disciplinary action, such as dismissal, should be approved by the Ghana Education Service.
She admonished members not to encroach on the authority of the Principal, although the board was mandated to work with him in the administration of the school.
She also urged the board to ensure that resources of the institute were used judiciously and in the interest of the Institute.
Dissolving the old board earlier, Mrs. Acheaw praised members for their meritorious service that resulted in massive improvement in the Institute, and urged them to continue supporting the school in whichever way they could.
In his welcoming address, Mr. Adusei, the Principal, commended members of the old board for their relentless services that saw the institute achieving many feats, such as certification as a Toyota Ghana Authorised Service Shop, which he said was the first of its kind in the country.
He charged the new board to continue the development agenda, assuring it of the institute’s support and cooperation.
The Chairman of the old Board, Mr. Kofi Ansah, thanked the institute’s authorities and the Government for the opportunity to serve the school, and urged the new board to strive to do better than his batch of board members.
Mr. Andoh, the New Board Chairman expressed appreciation for the opportunity to contribute to the development of the school, and gave the assurance that his team would not derail the achievements of the old board.
Mr. Perry Mensah, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of IBB Computer training Centre in Cape Coast and a Business consultant, who presided over the ceremony, urged members to ensure policy control, avoid conflict of interest not to wait till there was a crisis in the school before they visited.
Formerly known as College of Architecture, Cape Tech was established in 1955 by the Late Mr. Joseph Kadesh Abraham as a private technical institute, to provide pre-technical education to graduates of the erstwhile middle schools.
Due to its impact, it was absorbed by Government in 1976, as a fully-fledged Technical Institute and given its present name. GNA