LUNCH-LABORATORY HELD FOR MARSHALLS CAUCUSES
Marshalls held a Business Lunch meeting for heads and representatives of all caucuses of the Marshalls community to discuss issues pertaining to academics and student welfare at the plush Swiss Spirit & Alisa Hotels in North Ridge, Accra.
Amongst those in attendance was Dr. Tetteh Nettey, Group President of Marshalls, Mr. Kweku Owusu-Bempong, Marshalls’ current vice president, Mr. Mike Arthur, immediate past Marshalls Vice president and now director of the Marshalls Board, Mr. Edmund Dankwah, President of the Marshalls Association of student Affairs [MASA] and Mr. Joseph Tetteh, head of the Mature Students’ caucus. There were also representatives of the Nigerian and Gambian Students Associations, faculty members and the Evening and Weekend schools. The agenda of the meeting was centred on the way forward to improve student discipline and the best production of service delivery for all students.
The Group President of Marshalls, Dr. Tetteh Nettey, who also chaired the event, reiterated his excitement at the impending graduation of Marshalls’ first batch of students and urged the entire Marshalls community to support the institution’s efforts to ensure academic excellence. He persuaded the various stakeholders to contribute ideas that will go a long way to shape the Marshalls vision.
Taking the podium, Mr. Mike Arthur praised the efforts of both faculty members and students in the last year which had reflected positively on student performances. He, however, warned all gathered against complacency, urging them to focus even more on improving the current academic standards. Mr. Arthur also took the opportunity to officially disclose his decision to accept an international assignment to become the Country Director of the International Cocoa Initiative [ICI] and thanked the entire Marshalls community for the privilege to serve. He assured students of the competencies of his successor, Mr. Kweku Owusu-Brimpong, stating that he was upbeat about Marshalls’ advancement with him at the helm.
Messieurs William Mensah and Paul Konadu represented the faculty. Answering questions from the audience, they disclosed that through the collaborative efforts of instructors and management, Marshalls was set to implement new initiatives to facilitate instruction and learning. They advised the students to spend their time wisely and to invest into developing information literacy and research skills.
Other issues discussed related to National Service and internship programmes for foreign students, quality of service delivery for the evening and weekend schools, extra-curricular activities, innovation and skills development workshops, as well as commitment to cultural values.
The highlight of the event however was the induction into office of Mr. Kweku Owusu Brimpong as the Vice President of Marshalls. In his address, he thanked the Marshalls community for the honour and promised to serve in the best interests of the institution. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Owusu-Brimpong worked in the United States as a certified accountant and auditor with the American Express, a famed credit card company, for 12 years.. He graduated from the Institute of Professional Studies [now University of Professional Studies]as a chartered accountant and also holds a Masters in Business Administration [MBA] from Vanderbolt University.
The lunch laboratory is another innovative initiative of Marshalls to involve all caucuses of the Marshalls community in order to forge a united front to trade ideas and collaborate efforts towards the attainment of academic excellence.