Ghana Publishing Company Pay Working Visit To KNUST
A delegation comprising Board of Directors and the Management of Ghana Publishing Company Limited (GPCL) led by the Board Chairman, Dr Daniel Owusu-Ansah, on Monday, April 16, 2018 paid a working visit to the Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the Department of Publishing Studies and the University Printing Press.
The visit forms part of initiatives by the administration of GPCL to restructure and revamp the company to meet international printing and publishing standards and fulfil its mandate as the official Government print and publishing house.
Dr Owusu-Ansah, in his opening remarks, during the meeting with the Vice Chancellor, mentioned, that the rationale behind the visit is to hold discussions on improving the operations of GPCL and the potential development of a working relationship between the two institutions in areas such as capacity building, exchange of knowledge, skills and expertise.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso, in his welcome address, lauded the Managing Director (MD) of GPCL, Mr. David Boateng Asante, an alumnus, a former SRC President, Board member and a former member of the Governing Council of KNUST, on his appointment as MD of GPCL and expressed his confidence in his ability to transform Ghana Publishing Company Limited to meet international standards.
He added the University is willing and open to any potential collaboration between the two institutions. He stated that a strong relationship will create prospects for students from the University to undertake industrial attachment and internship programmes with GPCL and also opportunities to develop training programmes for the staff of GPCL.
The Managing Director of GPCL, Mr. David Boateng Asante specified that one of the objectives of the present administration of the company is to bridge the gap between academia and industry within the printing and publishing sector.
It is in this regard that the company is seeking to establish a connection with KNUST to synchronise the operations of both institutions in relation to printing and publishing.
The delegation from GPCL also visited the Department of Publishing Studies and held discussions with the Head of Department, Mr Reuben Glover.
Mr Glover expressed appreciation for the efforts made by GPCL to establish a relationship with the department. He mentioned that it is about time GPCL plays a prominent role in the improvement and promotion of printing and publishing in Ghana, therefore any plans to collaborate with the department is a step in the right direction.
The delegation concluded its working visit with a familiarisation tour of the University Printing Press to interact, share experiences and learn new and innovative ideas about operations within the printing and publishing environment.