“Incorporate soft skills into teaching and learning.”: Prof. Boakye

Academic directors at the Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) have been advised to incorporate soft skills like communication and critical thinking into the curriculum by Professor Kweku Adutwum Ayim Boakye, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution.

He clarified that employing influential abilities like creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, and communication will make his pupils stand out in the job market or even as independent contractors.

Speaking over the weekend at CCTU’s second postgraduate student matriculation ceremony for the 2023–2024 academic year was Prof. Boakye. 29 new students were admitted to the master of technology programs during the ceremony.

21 students pursuing a master’s degree in construction technology and 8 students studying management and civil engineering were among them. Prof. Boakye, the university’s vice-chancellor, clarified that the eight students enrolled in the civil engineering department were the department’s second batch of postgraduate students, while the 21 students admitted to the master of construction technology program were the department’s first.

Prof. Boakye emphasized the significance of hard work to the lecturers, stressing that the responsibility of the lecturers was to ensure that students received not only quality education but also a fulfilling experience to become ambassadors of the institution.

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“Colleagues, like the proverbial coin, success has two sides. The other side of our great joy is the sober reminder that it requires extremely hard work from all of us to make sure that these postgraduate students not only have the best in education available but also experience such a great time here that they become ambassadors of the institution,” he said.

Professor Boakye acknowledged that postgraduate training was transformative, and encouraged students to refine not just their academic skills but also their social and personal attributes.

“Postgraduate training is not just an upgrade of undergraduate work; it is a transformational experience which refines your entire thought process and value system,” he stated. “We see you as the primary source of expertise for future academic positions in CCTU. Consequently, we expect an entirely different mindset from you. It is expected of postgraduate students to think differently, act differently and see differently,” he added.

He assured them of the institution’s full support throughout their academic journey. “As you embark on this transformative journey, remember you are not alone. You are part of a supportive and inclusive community that is here to guide, mentor and empower you every step of the way,” he told the students.


The Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor Kwamina Bamfo-Agyei, expressed the commitment of faculty to equip students with the skills needed to create job opportunities after school.

He explained that this would help reduce the issue of unemployment in the country. “We want to develop programmes that would make our postgraduate students more marketable in terms of creating their own jobs,” he added.

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