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Dean of Students

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Assoc Prof. Bernard Kumi-Boateng    -    Dean
Assoc. Prof Bernard Kumi-Boateng (Dean of Students)

The Office of the Dean of Students serves a central role in student learning and development at UMaT. The role of the Dean of Students is to represent student concerns and provide programs and services that facilitate both student personal and academic growth. The Office of the Dean of Students creates opportunities to involve students and staff in seamless learning environment and provides a critical support structure for enriching the overall student experience.

These ends are achieved through collaborative efforts with student organs, Departments and Units within the University. The Office promotes an environment that encourages intellectual exchange and individual expression through orientation, mentoring and counseling programmes.

In effect, the Dean of Students performs the following:

  • Advocate for the needs of all students
  • Encourage student responsibility and leadership
  • Promote a diverse and socially responsible learning community
  • Fostering academic and social networks through which students develop as intentional learners and global citizens.

The Dean of Students also serves on other committee such as the Residence, Health Services and Security Committees among others that have that been established for the well-being of all students.

The Office of the Dean of Students comprises the Dean, Senior Hall Tutors, a Bursar and an Administrative Assistant, the Secretary. Currently, the Staff comprises the following:

Assoc Prof. Bernard Kumi-Boateng    -    Dean
Mr. P. E. Baffoe - Vice Dean/Senior Hall Tutor (Gold Refinery Hall)
Mr. Lewis Brew - Senior Hall Tutor (Chamber of Mines Hall)
Mr. Saviour Mantey - Senior Hall Tutor (Dr. Michael Tetteh Kofi Hall)
Mr. Isaac K. Mensah - Bursar/Secretary

Guidance & Counselling

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Theophilus Andoh-Robertson (Head)

In the University environment such as ours, students benefit from a variety of programmes and services that go a long way to augment what goes on in the classroom and in producing a ‘wholly educated individuals’. An aspect of these student personnel services at the University is Guidance and Counselling.

Again, the entire University staff have personal, family and occupational problems and challenges that, if not well managed, can affect productive work and performance in general. Thus, the Guidance and Counselling Unit of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) was established in the year 2012 with the aim of assisting students and staff to address personal or emotional challenges that may affect them.

The inclusion of the Guidance and Counselling Unit into the structure of the University was necessitated by the following:

  1. The University admits students of different backgrounds. Guidance and Counselling is therefore needed to help such individuals, many of whom would find the environment an entirely new place to adjust to.
  2. The world has become complex so are the problems that face students. The expertise of the Guidance and Counselling practitioner is needed in the University to assist students solve their learning and other problems.
  3. At a point in the life of the student he/she has to make vocational, educational or other personal decisions. Through the various services of the Guidance and Counselling Unit, the needed information is obtained to guide such important decision-making.

Guidance and Counselling in the University will go a long way to effect the necessary attitudinal change among students.

Members of the University community could obtain services from the Unit to help them cope with work/home stress related difficulties in order to maximise productivity and work performance.
 
Guidance and Counselling Services at UMaT

The Guidance and Counselling Unit offers advice and guidance to students and staff in the university. The priority of the Unit is to help keep members of the University community safe and well through a variety of services as outlined below:

1.    Individual Counselling
2.    Career Guidance and Counselling
3.    Academic Support Services
4.    Relationship Management
5.    Group Counselling
6.    Organisation of Seminars and Workshops for students and staff
7.    Information services (Educational, Occupational, and Personal-social information)
8.    Organisation of Career Conferences for students and staff
9.    Work /Home Stress Management
10.  Family Counselling and Support Services
11.  Emerging Issues (local and global) and their Impact on Work Environment

Guidance and Counselling helps to explore and manage whatever is happening in one’s life. The services available at the Unit, therefore, are aimed at helping students and staff cope through difficult situations and provide them with an opportunity to move towards a more satisfying and resourceful experience in life.