It was all fun at the durbar to climax 50 years anniversary celebration of Ho Technical University (HTU) on Saturday, August 25 at the G.M. Afeti Auditorium of the University when President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo seemed not to have had enough of the anniversary cake.
The cake which had HTU @ 50 inscribed on it and donated by the Hospitality Department of the University was cut by Nana Addo in the company of some dignitaries at the event.
A gesture which says a lot about the taste of the cake which was made by lectures and students of the hospitality department.
Nana Addo unexpectedly threw a piece of the cake into his mouth just after cutting it amidst laughter and clapping from the gathering.
The anniversary cake again attracted the President and he had to make a stop and have a bite of it before finally leaving the auditorium with his entourage after the programme had ended.
The durbar was given colour by musical interludes from HTU Staff Choir and cultural performances and recitals from the Wogbejeke Creator, Chief Moomen and his Banboo Cultural Group.
Saturday’s durbar attracted current and former ministers of state, members of parliament, municipal and district chief executives, the academia, traditional leaders, alumni among others with President Nana Akufo Addo as the Guest of Honour.
The week-long celebration was themed, “Consolidating the Gains of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Ghana: HTU @ 50.”
The Ho Technical University was established in 1968 as a Technical Institute with the objective of providing Pre-technical education. It became a Polytechnic in 1986 and got upgraded to a fully-fledged tertiary institution in 1993 by the enactment of PNDC Law 321 to train students in technical and vocational skills to the Higher National Diploma (HND) level. It was finally converted to a Technical University by Technical Universities Act 2016.
The University is organised into faculties, schools, departments, centres, and units and currently runs Bachelor of Technology programmes, HND, Technician Certificates and runs a joint Master of Technology programmes.
By: Ewoenam Kpodo/voltaonlinegh.com