He emphasized the importance of these institutions focusing on their specific areas of expertise to avoid deviating from their original objectives.
During an interview on The Point of View with Bernard Avle, Professor Addae-Mensah warned against technical universities wanting to emulate traditional universities, stating, “We shouldn't allow our technical universities to become like any other.”
He raised the issue of mission creep, cautioning that such deviation from their niche areas could lead to a loss of value for these institutions.
Professor Addae-Mensah urged a commitment to the original purpose and objectives of technical universities to ensure their effectiveness and success.
The concern arises as technical universities worldwide face the challenge of maintaining their unique identity and mission in the evolving landscape of higher education.