GTUC HOLDS ITS LAST PRESTIGIOUS LECTURE FOR 2014
The Graduate School has held its last edition of the Prestigious Lectures, for its students, faculty and members of the general public.
The lecture was delivered by the Director, Inspectorate Division of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), Mr. Eugene Adarkwa-Addae on the theme “The Significance of National Quality Infrastructure and Socio-Economic Development”.
In his presentation, Mr. Eugene Adarkwa-Addae said as the globalization of markets continues, its relentless pace is shaped by technological developments. He added that, more and more governments are carefully considering the overall arrangement of establishment or re-engineering of their National Quality Infrastructure.
‘’This is because enterprises in developing economies face daunting challenges in accessing markets in the more developed economies’’, he added.
Mr. Eugene Adarkwa-Addae took participants through the components of the National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) which are essential to productivity and trade. He stated that there cannot be a sound NQI without basis for global trade, even though the elements must exist at different levels of development.
The two hour presentation also touched on the need for a National Quality Infrastructure, standard component of the National Quality Infrastructure, functions of standards, international standards in conformity assessment and the role of government in ensuring an effective and efficient National Quality Infrastructure.
The event was also used to officially welcome students who have been admitted to pursue masters’ programmes for the January intake. In all, about 160 people attended the lecture which included fresh graduate students.
In his closing remarks, Dean, GTUC Graduate School, Dr. Francis Agyenim said, the University is working to carve an outstanding reputation as a leader in teaching excellence and a world class centre of research and intellectual creativity”. The institution of the monthly Prestigious Lecture is a testament to this fact.
He used the opportunity to thank faculty and staff of the Graduate School for the commitment and hard work though the year and wished them well for the coming year.