The C.K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences, formerly the Navrongo campus of the University for Development Studies [UDS] is set to introduce a School of Nursing and Midwifery as well as a School of Medicine and Dentistry, this year.

According to the Vice – Chancellor, Prof. Eric Magnus Wilmot, plans to also set up a Center for Irrigation and Aqua-Culture are at an advanced stage with the view to expand it into a School of Agriculture in the near future.

The Navrongo Campus of the University for Development Studies, [UDS] was renamed the C.K Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences [CKT- UTAS], following a decision by the president in consultation with stakeholders, to name the university after Clement Kubindiwor Tedam, who was a co-founder of the Northern People’s Party.

CKT – UTAS to open schools of Nursing, Medicine and Dentistry this year
C.K. Tedam

President Nana Akufo-Addo on June 22, 2019, the day C.K. Tedam was buried, announced that; “the UDS Navrongo campus would be given autonomous status and named C.K. Tedam University for Technology and Applied Sciences”.

The institution, now autonomous, has hit the ground running.

In February this year, the University held its first investiture to swear in Prof. Eric Magnus Wilmot as the Vice Chancellor and Dr. Vincent Anum Ankamah – Lomotey as the registrar.

CKT – UTAS to open schools of Nursing, Medicine and Dentistry this year
Dr. Ankamah – Lomotey [left] and Prof. Eric Magnus Wilmot [right] at their investiture

An Academic Board and an Audit Committee for the C.K. Tedam University for Technology and Applied Sciences have also been put in place.

Speaking to Joy News after a recent short ceremony to swear in the Audit Committee of the University, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eric Magnus Wilmot revealed some of the immediate plans to move the C.K. Tedam University for Technology and Applied Sciences to another level.

CKT – UTAS to open schools of Nursing, Medicine and Dentistry this year
CKT – UTAS to open schools of Nursing, Medicine and Dentistry this year
CKT-UTAS campus

“We are taking it step by step so for this first year, we will move to get the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the School of Medicine and Dentistry in place. And then, we will start the Center for Irrigation and Aqua-Culture to eventually blow out into a School of Agric”, he said.

Prof. Eric Magnus Wilmot, also envisions a future where small engine aeroplanes could be assembled at CKT – UTAS.

“Our plan is that we could be doing Aeronautic Engineering and at our peak, be assembling small engine planes in Navrongo here”, he said.

CKT – UTAS to open schools of Nursing, Medicine and Dentistry this year
Prof. Eric Magnus Wilmot, Vice-Chancellor, CKT-UTAS

The Vice – Chancellor for CKT – UTAS also talked about plans to expand the campus of the University, indicating that sites have been identified and will be earmarked for academic as well as hostel facilities.

The University’s Audit Committee following its inauguration will now have oversight responsibility of the institution’s financial reporting processes.

Chairman of the committee, Solomon Kanbe indicated they are mandated to offer advice and recommendations to the university management on governance processes, internal control processes, legal and compliance requirements among others.  

CKT – UTAS to open schools of Nursing, Medicine and Dentistry this year
Members of CKT-UTAS Audit Committee

“We are also mandated to ensure that the internal audit unit of this university functions effectively and are committed to doing that”, Kanbe said.

The C. K. Tedam University for Technology and Applied Sciences aims to become the citadel of Science and Technology education in Northern Ghana.

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