Koforidua Technical University’s Fashion Department at AUCDT

Koforidua Technical University’s Fashion Department at AUCDT

On the 21st of February 2024, AsanSka University College of Design and Technology hosted students from the Fashion Design and Textiles Department of Koforidua Technical University. The visit was to give a unique opportunity for the students to gain practical experience and to foster a stronger relationship between the two institutions.

The President of AUCDT, Prof. Emmanuel A. Asante, warmly welcomed the students and expressed his excitement at the prospect of KTU students gaining experience and exploring the fashion industry under the auspices of AUCDT. He also reminded them that they now carry the responsibility of holding the fort for Ghana’s future, as his generation has fulfilled their part.

During the event, Erica Tengan, briefed the audience about the story of AUCDT by touching on its inception, mission and vision statement, the governing council, management structure and programmes offered.

The Master of Ceremonies for the day, Ms. Mary Takyi, then introduced the keynote speaker, Mrs. Florence Kushitor, a lecturer in the Fashion Design Department at AUCDT. She gave an in-depth presentation on Pattern Grading by providing insight on what pattern grading is, the different types of pattern grading, the benefits of pattern grading, and the standardized rules used in pattern grading.

The session concluded with an interactive question and answer segment, allowing students to delve deeper into the subject.

Following the lecture, the students were then treated to a tour of AUCDT’s fashion studios where they had the opportunity to explore the setup of the studios and inspect various displays of designs and jewellery made by our students and it was led by Miss Florence Boakyewaa. The visit proved to be a remarkable opportunity for the students to gain practical industry experience under the tutelage of AUCDT’s experienced instructors.

At the end of the visit, the students expressed their gratitude to AUCDT for providing them with the opportunity to gain invaluable experience. The successful collaboration and exchange of knowledge between the two institutions were made possible through the efforts of Prof. John Owusu, the Vice Chancellor of Koforidua Technical University (KTU), Prof. Emmanuel Amankwah Asante (President of Asanska University College of Design and Technology, AUCDT) and staff of both institutions.

A heartfelt thanks to everyone involved for making this insightful visit a reality. Stay tuned for more updates and collaborations as we continue to foster a vibrant and dynamic learning environment at AUCDT.

Insight into the Retail Fashion Production Industry

Insight into the Retail Fashion Production Industry

On Friday, February 8th, 2024, the highly anticipated talk show “Insight into the Retail Fashion Production Industry” was held for the Fashion Design Students at AUCDT’s Conference Room. The event was chaired by our President, Professor Emmanuel A. Asante, who introduced the speaker for the show, Ms. Sarah Romartinez, a British Fashion Designer.

Sarah operates in both the production and retail aspects of her line of work and is currently working as a leading designer at Indochine specializing in denim and producing garments for worldwide retail.

In delivering her presentation, Ms. Sarah Romartinez started with a step-by-step design process to production. There is always the need to design a year to six months ahead. You must start looking for trends a year in advance to plan design accordingly for seasons and occasions. Design inspiration could be gathered from Vogue Runway, Social Media (Instagram and Tiktok), Trend predictions like WGSN, Trendalytics, Tagwalk, and Pantone.

She spoke about Mood Board Sketching where all gathered ideas are put together and the use of computer-aided design software like Photoshop and Illustrator as important tools in the fashion industry.

These programs help in sketching and styling. Other topics she treated are Sourcing fabrics, Global Product Matrix, Sustainability Strategy, Tech Park, Digital Technology(3D CADS), Pattern Making, Sign-off / Range Builder, Sample Development, Garment Factory Production, Quality Control and Packaging, Exportation, product display in stores and online.

Thank you Ms. Sarah Romartinez for inspiring our students with such a wonderful presentation.

The training process ended with a question-and-answer time.

Images from the event.

National Service Orientation for Graduating Students

National Service Orientation for Graduating Students

The training program started with an opening prayer and a welcome address by the host institution. The workshop was divided into two phases. The first phase was a briefing by the Greater Accra Regional Director of the NSS, Anastasia M. A. Zanoo. The second phase involved an introduction to the online portal developed to facilitate the entire NSS process.

During the brief address, she touched on the meaning of the NSS and the rationale behind it. According to her, it was an opportunity for Ghanaian students to contribute positively to society and also a learning period. She further talked about the impact NSS has on the personnel, community, and nation at large. According to her, it is also an opportunity for graduate students to gain knowledge about their country.

The National Service in Ghana is mandatory and currently sanctioned under the ACT 426 (1980) and currently undergoing a review. To qualify for National Service, one has to be 18 years, be of sound mind and be a tertiary graduate. The period is based on twelve (12) months, which is from September to July.

The new vision of the National Service Scheme is “Deployment for Employment”. This vision came up because of the high populace of graduate students who do not get any form of employment after their mandatory National Service. The current vision, therefore, is a step in the right direction as the scheme is aiming at helping institutions employ some of their service personnel after their service period. In view of this, the NSS has developed a program dubbed the NSS Techlab, agriculture,
housing, and entrepreneurial training programs.

The second phase was handled by Mr. Tweneboah Koduah. He took participants through the NSS portal for students. The aim of the portal is to facilitate the entire NSS period and process which includes PIN activation, registration, submission of reports, payments, etc.

The NSS portal can be accessed through https://portal.nss.gov.gh/. According to Mr. Koduah, the various educational institutions will be uploading data of the graduating class list and only the Ghana Card will be accepted as the ID Card. In view of this, students are to check their records before the data is uploaded. This will include:

  • Spelling and arrangement of your name
  • Course
  • Date of birth
  • Index no.

The National Service Secretariat will announce the release of pincodes which will have to be activated by the students. Go to the NSS portal, click on “Check and Pay for pincode”, input index no and date of birth to generate pin, make payments either via momo or the bank (ADB). After payments have been made, users can now navigate to the registration/enrolment page to begin the process by entering their Index No, Pincode and Date of birth to access the registration form.

After filling the necessary data required, users have to choose three regions they will want to work in, After the process is completed, preview and submit the form to generate your NSS Number. A successful completion of this process will take a user to their dashboard to preview any information with regards to their NSS.

When postings are released, users will receive an SMS and they will have to login to their account, preview and print their posting and appointment letters. These letters can now be sent to the school for endorsement. After a successful endorsement, users will have to login to the portal to book an appointment for data verification at the NSS.

Each service personnel will be required to register for an E-Zwich at this point in the process. On the 15th of every month, NSS personnel will receive a form in their dashboard to be downloaded and assessed by their immediate HOD in their place of posting.

The training process ended with a question-and-answer time.

Images from the event.

AUCDT holds Matriculation Ceremony

AUCDT holds Matriculation Ceremony

1st Matriculation Ceremony

AsanSka College of Design and Technology held its first matriculation for its students on Thursday, 19th December, 2019. The ceremony which lasted for about 30 minutes saw four students, two (2) males and two (2) females matriculated.

ACDT First Matriculation Ceremony

In his welcome address, the Vice President, Mr. Emmanuel Y. Ansah welcomed all students and congratulated them for the decision to start this journey. He further advised the students to make good use of their time in the College as well as grab every opportunity which comes their way.

The Registrar, Dr. Emmanuel G. S. Azumah explained the purpose of Matriculation and later led the matriculants to take the matriculation oath.

Present at the function were members of the Governing Council, the Liaison Officer for ACDT (who represented the University of Education, Winneba, the Mentoring Institution), teaching and non-teaching staff of the College and some parents.



The First Matriculation of Students of AsanSka College of Design and Technology will be held on Thursday, 19th December, 2019 at the College’s premises at 10:00am.

Date:  19th December, 2019

Venue: ACDT Campus

Time: 10:00am

The matriculation is intended to admit formally students who were enrolled into the College during the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 academic years.

All students, parents, guardians and the general public are cordially invited.

Signed: Registrar

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