An end of year get-together and staff awards event was held at Kumasi Technical University in December last year to reward members of staff who have distinguished themselves in their line of duty. The occasion was also meant to bring the entire staff together to socialize at the end of the year. During the event, various categories of awards were given to individuals from departmental to the faculty levels. Again, people who retired in 2019 as well as those who had rendered long service to the University between 15 and 20 years in the University were also awarded. The categories for the awards were Best Worker- Teaching; Best Worker- Non-Teaching; Best Worker – Senior Staff; Best Worker – Junior Staff; Best Worker – Technicians as well as Long Service awards for 15 and 20 years continuous service in the University.

In his address to the staff who had gathered at the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor of Kumasi Technical University, Ing Prof. Nana Osei-Wusu Achaw emphasized the need for members of staff to occasionally gather, relax and talk to one another. He said, “When we assemble together as a community on occasions like this, it provides us with an opportunity once in a year, to lay down our tools of trade and engage each other in a more relaxed manner, reflect over the past year’s activities and look ahead to the years to come. It provides us with an opportunity to reflect on our activities in the past and to draw lessons for the future.”

He went further to say that it gives Management the opportunity to commend staff for their hard work which has elevated Kumasi Technical University among the community of universities. According to him, the University’s standing among Technical Universities in Ghana is second to none. He expressed optimism that within his four year-tenure or so, the staff would stand with him in pursuing the vision of making Kumasi Technical University a world-class University. He finally encouraged those who did not receive any award not to be despaired but continue to work hard and that perhaps, theirs may come in the future.

Staff were treated to good music and good meals and they were full of merriment. Awardees received citations and cash awards. In all, Dr. Omari Siaw was adjudged the Overall Best Worker in the Institution in the year 2019.


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