Events Review & Exclusive Photos: The Pros Of KTU SRC 2018 Awards

Review & Exclusive Photos: The Pros Of KTU SRC 2018 Awards

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Koforidua Technical University SRC Awards (KTU SRC AWARDS) is an annual awards that recognizes and celebrates the efforts of students, faculty and community non-profit agencies who demonstrated a high level of commitment and dedication to leadership and service in the past year.

The awards are based on achievements for the 12 months, from 1st January to 31st December in the year preceding the nominations.

The theme for 2017 KTU SRC AWARDS is – ‘Empowering tomorrow’s leaders today.’

The Pros

  1. The Venue was perfect; considering it was the third edition.
  2. The Stagecraft was impressive; the lighting, sounds, backdrops, etcetera.
  3. The presence of the head of the University (VC) was an honour. It was awesome and it served as an endorsement.
  4. The choice of artists and MC was splendid.
  5. Overall artist performances were quite satisfactory.
  6. There was much to eat and drink on the VVIP table. Plus providing a drink for the regular ticket was superb.
  7. General Observation and Comments

I will want to commend Lumen Entertainment for organizing such a great show; I’m sure the expectations of students were met and having the head of the University (VC) attending was awesome.

But moving forward, I believe a lot can be done. The next SRC needs to revisit the contract between SRC & Lumen entertainment that establishes this award. We were made to believe SRC has never received its share after all the awards nights. Also, the SRC was not spotted performing any major role from the very start to the finishing line of the awards night. Aside that, I assume that, the committee which was formed out of SRC to oversee the opening of nominations, interviewing, vetting of nominees and short listing of nominees; wasn’t given remuneration for their sittings.

 

The current Vice-Chancellor, Professor (Mrs.) Smile Dzisi has been appointed as the fourth Rector of Koforidua Polytechnic then, by her appointment, Professor (Mrs.) Smile Dzisi becomes the first female Rector of a Polytechnic in Ghana, and with the conversion of polytechnics into a Technical Universities, She comes the first female Vice-Chancellor of a Technical University. Her appointments are historic.

Professor (Mrs.) Smile Dzisi is an associate professor of entrepreneurship and innovation, an internationally-acclaimed academician and educationist, a business innovation consultant, and a distinguished public servant.

She joined Koforidua Technical University then (Koforidua Polytechnic) as a lecturer in 1999, Professor (Mrs.) Smile Dzisi rose through the ranks and held numerous managerial positions including Head of Department, Purchasing and Supply;  Head of Department, Marketing; Campus Coordinator, Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund [TALIF];

She was also Director of Research and New Programmes;  Acting Deputy Registrar [Academic];  Focal Person, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development; Managing Editor, International Journal of Technology and Management Research [IJTMR];  Dean, School of Graduate  Studies and Vice Rector of the University then Polytechnic.

Professor (Mrs.) Smile Dzisi has made enormous contributions to curriculum development for polytechnic education in particular and tertiary education in general. For many years, she designed, taught and evaluated management, business, and entrepreneurial courses at undergraduate and post graduate levels.

She is a member of several internationally recognized professional bodies such as the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), and Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).

Professor Dzisi provides consultancy service for the UNFPA, the World Bank, International Needs and some government and private agencies in Ghana. Just to say a few

I felt the Vice-Chancellor should have taken her seat back and properly addressed and recognised “well well” before giving her that citation “if Lumen think she was not good enough” to be celebrated as the woman of the moment on the eve of Mother’s day

Richard Mensah of Lynx Entertainment celebrated as man of the moment, I have no problem with it but considering KTU as an academic institution and for the first time having an endorsement and attendance of the VC and her enormous contributions emulated above, she needed to be celebrated since we celebrate academic excellence.

Enough of these craps, SRC need to wake up and make Lumen understands that their name as Koforidua Technical University (KTU) – Students’ Representative Council (SRC) is bigger than any investment Lumen might have poured into the awards, without KTU SRC, they can’t organise this event. They are just using your name to make money, KTU Staff and Students needs to be given the maximum respect they deserves

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