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VISION OF Prof. BEN KWAKU BRANOH BANFUL AS PROVOST OF CANR (2020-2023)

 

Prof. Banful - Vision CANR

 

MY VISION AS PROVOST

“A Centre of Excellence for the training of high calibre graduates imbued with quality entrepreneurial skills for sustainable agricultural development, natural resources management and rural development in Ghana and Beyond”

 

STRATEGIC FOCUS AREAS

1. Teaching, Research and Innovation

2. Physical Infrastructure Development

3. Financial resources mobilization

4. Human Resource Development and Communities impact

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF FOCUS AREAS

1. TEACHING, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Goal: Effectively enhance teaching and research

  • Installation of teaching equipment and facilities in all lecture halls in College
  • Installation of generator plants for regular power supply in College buildings
  • Increase number of computers in Students’ Computer laboratories in College
  • Establish e-library services to expand and enhance staff and students access to information
  • Increase undergraduate enrolment through rebranding and marketing of programmes
  • Increase IDL postgraduate programmes from 2 to 10
  •  Introduce IDL mode industry-demanded professional short courses
  • Promote students’ entrepreneurship development and employability skills – soft skills training
  • Establish College-Industry liaison Committee for internships, vacation training and job placements

 

2. PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMEMT

Goal: Increase teaching and learning space for staff and students

  1. Commence the construction of a 4-storey College building complex
  2. Revamp existing practical facilities in Departments of College

 

3. FINANCIAL RESOURCES MOBILIZATION

  1. Increase revenue mobilization by 60 % through

1.  College PPP initiatives e.g.

  • Vegetables sales from Enterprise-based Greenhouses
  • Enhanced fruit products sales from Fruit Processing factory

2. Consultancies and Grants/Research Projects

  • Establish a College Research Grants/Projects Committee to source for and coordinate the development of theme-based proposals

 

4. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITIES IMPACT

  • Increase Staff recruitment and retention
  • Ensure the remaining Academic staff attain terminal degree
  • Increase by 15% the number of Academic staff at the Professorial level
  • Improve staff publication output through mentorship
  •  Institute Award and Recognition Systems for teaching, non-teaching staff and students
  • Continuous engagement with MMDAs to embark on community training with expected impacts on such communities