VICE-CHANCELLOR AND TEAM OF KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KNUST) VISITS ILGS
The Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, Prof. Rita Akosua Dicknson as part of her official visiting to affiliate institutions visited the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) on Tuesday 15th August, 2023. The visit was part of the measures by KNUST to deepen partnership with its affiliate institutions to discuss issues of interest particularly, affiliation, programmes of study, examinations and students enrolment.
In a welcome remark, Prof. Nicholas Awortwi, the Director of the Institute, expressed appreciation for the visit and commended the KNUST for it’s support and contributions towards the growth and development of ILGS.
He stated that this year marks 20 years since the ILGS Act (Act 647) was enacted, transforming
its status as a ‘capacity building project’ under the then Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) to a fully-fledged higher education, professional training and research institution with the mandate to organise the training of members and staff of the Regional Co-ordinating Councils, District Assemblies and lower local government units.
As well as other persons interested in local governance to enhance their managerial, administrative, financial and operational efficiency. He highlighted on some achievements of ILGS by stating that the Institute has increased its number of Master’s degree programmes from 4 to 12 and introduced 4 Bachelor’s degree programmes and developed and delivered many customised professional certificate training programmes to over 4000 central and local government officers in the last 2 years.
Also, he proudly stated that with the support of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) the Institute has improved the physical infrastructure at both Accra and Tamale campuses.
A cross section of the KNUST delegation and some Management Members of ILGS seated at the de briefing session
Prof. Dickson was impressed with the submission and expressed amazement about the improved structure of academic and training programmes and assured that the Institute can always rely on KNUST for academic assistance.
The Vice-Chancellor was accompanied by the Registrar, Mr. A. K. Boateng; the Deputy Registrar, Mr. Maxwell Agyemang; Assistant Affiliations Officer, Mr. Gibridu Oppong and the Affiliations Officer, Mrs. Oluwakemi A Titiloye.
The Director in his concluding remarks said it was an honour for the Institute to host the Vice-Chancellor and her team.
The Registrar of the Institute, Mr. David Osei-Wusu took the delegation on a tour of the ongoing physical infrastructure being developed at the Institute.
Mr. David Osei-Wusu showing Prof. Dickson some of the buildings from the 1st floor of the new conference hall
Pictures of some of the completed and ongoing infrastructure at the Accra campus