By: Abdul-Iddrisu Faisel | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Ho Technical University (HTU) has denied reports of revocation of the appointment of the University’s Vice-Chancellor, describing it as coming from “institutional non-conformists and rebels seeking to tarnish the hard won reputation of the University.
The Herald Newspaper reported the revocation of the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ben Quashie Hoenyenuga by the Minister of Education, Mathew Opoku Prempeh in its Wednesday, February 13 edition of the publication on the basis of his questionable academic qualification.
However, the University in a press statement, signed by the Interim Registrar, urged the student body, alumni and the general public to disregard the publication.
“We wish to state for the information of the University Community, alumni and the general public that neither Council nor Management of the Ho Technical University has been served notice of the revocation of the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor for the University.”
The statement said “the University has on record, a call for a probe into the authenticity of Professor Hoenyenuga’s doctorate degree from two faculty members of the University” and after the investigations, it was confirmed that “the certificate awarded to Mr. Ben Q Hoenyenuga is authentic and comparable to doctoral degrees in the relevant subject areas awarded by recognised tertiary institutions in Ghana.”
Appointment of Prof. Ben Quashie Honyenuga
The Council of the Technical University at its 29th Special Meeting held on Friday 18th January, 2019 approved the appointment of Professor Ben Quashie Honyenuga, as the Vice-Chancellor of the University.
His approval followed the report of the Search Committee for a Vice-Chancellor of the University, constituted by the Council, and chaired by Prof. K.K. Adarkwa, a former Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.
The National Council for Tertiary Education has since been notified of the Council’s decision and requested for the appropriate terms and conditions under which the Vice-Chancellor should be appointed.
Prof. Honyenuga was the Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Substantive Pro Vice-Chancellor, and Acting Vice-Chancellor, prior to his appointment.
He also served as the Dean of Students and Vice Rector, during the days that the Institution operated as a Polytechnic.