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SUMMER SCHOOL
KNUST AS A SYSTEM
BY
K. A. KARIKARI
DEPUTY REGISTRAR
KNUST - KUMASI
August 2012
Great Hall Conference Room
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OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION
• Definition and features of a system
• The workings of the system at KNUST in terms of
- Administration
- Disciplinary Matters
- Promotions
- Conditions of Service
• Weaknesses within the system and measures to
strengthen the system
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DEFINITION AND FEATURES OF A SYSTEM
• A group of interacting or independent elements
forming a complex whole
• An integrated set of elements that accomplish a
defined objective
FEATURES
• Predefined goal or objective
• Rules and regulations
• Acceptable level of performance
• Defined boundaries
• Feedback
• Environment
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GOVERNANCE
• Operations based on the committee system
• Close to 40 Statutory Committees
• Major Committees - Council, Academic Board,
Welfare Services Board.
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COMMITTEES OF COUNCIL, ACADEMIC BOARD AND WELFARE
SERVICES BOARD
COUNCIL
• Standing and Finance
• Development
• Tender
• Join Council/ Academic
Board
ACADEMIC BOARD
• Executive Committee
• UAPC
• College/Faculty/Dept.
Boards
• Residence
• Library
• Books & Publishing
• Research & Conference
• Scholarships
• Planning & Resources
• Admissions
WELFARE SEVICES BOARD
• Estate Organization
• Health services
• Security Services
• Basic schools
• Transport
• Guest House
• Housing
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THE SYSTEM AT KNUST
CHANCELLOR
UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
ACADEMIC BOARD
WELFARE SERVICES
BOARD
VICE CHANCELLOR
PRO VICE CHANCELLOR
COLLEGE BOARD
UNIVERSITY
LIBRARIAN
PROVOST
DEANS
College
Registrar
REGISTRAR
Dean of
Students
College
Acct.
Dir. WKS &
PHYS. DEV’T
Dean of
Grad. Studies
College
Liberian
Dep.
(ACAD)
HODs
DIR.
HEALTH
SERVICES
Dep.
(GEN)
DIRECTOR OF
FINANCE
Dep.
(HR)
Dep.
(Legal
)
INTERNAL
AUDIT
Dep.
(UR)
Head
(QAPU)
Dean
I.P.O
Head
(Alum Office
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DISCIPLINARY MATTERS
• Vice – Chancellor – Chief Disciplinary Officer
• Disciplinary Offences
- Conviction by a competent court of Law
- Conduct of a Scandalous nature
- Conduct constituting failure to discharge one’s duties
• Penalties for Breach of Discipline
- Dismissal
- Termination of Appointment
- Suspension
- Interdiction
- Reprimand
- Warning
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PROMOTIONS
• Areas for Assessment
- Teaching
- Promotions of Knowledge
- Service
Norms
High
Good
Adequate
Inadequate
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PROMOTIONS
No Of Years
No Of Publications Req.
Asst. Lecturer – Lecturer
2
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Lecturer - Snr. Lecturer
4
4
2”Highs” 1 Adequate” 3 “Good”
Snr. Lecturer – Assoc. Professor
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2”Highs” 1 “Good”
Assoc. Professor – Professor
5
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3”Highs”
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
What staff are entitled to
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Commutation Allowance
Fuel Allowance
Rent Subsidy / owner occupier Allowance
Car maintenance Allowance
Extra Teaching Allowance
Night Subsistence Allowance
Availability of Loans (GUSS, Provident Fund, etc.)
Sabbatical Leave with Pay
Leave of Absence
Travel Arrangement
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WEAKNESSES WITHIN THE SYSTEM
• Bureaucracy
• High Administrative cost
• Poor Information Flow
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CONCLUSION
KNUST as a system has its own
challenges and would need the
concerted efforts of all to achieve
its Aim.
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THANK YOU...

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