Mrs. Hannah Adomako, Mother of Prof. Adomako Ampofo, being assisted by Dean of Social Sciences, Prof. Agyei-Mensah and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, ORID, Prof. John Gyapong to cut the ribbon to open the exhibition
As a prelude to the inaugural lecture to be delivered by Prof. Akosua Adomako Ampofo, Director of the Institute of African Studies, an exhibition on her academic publications, has opened at the Balme Library of the University.
The exhibition, which was opened on Monday, February 25, will end on Friday, March 1, 2013.
Mrs. Hannah Ampofo, mother of Prof. Adomako Ampofo, assisted by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development of the University, Prof. John Gyapong, the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Samuel Agyei-Mensah, and the University Librarian, Prof. Ellis Badu, cut the ribbon to symbolizethe opening of the exhibition.
Prof. Gyapong, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development
Earlier Prof. Gyapong, who represented the Vice-Chancellor at the ceremony, commended the Balme Library for initiating and facilitating the exhibition of academic works. He said management of the University was appreciative of the contribution that the Balme Library could make towards learning and research as the University aspires to achieve world class status. On behalf of management Prof. Gyapong commended Prof. Ampofo for her works, track record and achievements.
Prof. Edwin Badu, University Librarian
In brief remarks, Prof. Badu expressed optimism that the exhibitions on academic works slated for the academic year, would be as successful as those organized in the past year. He used the opportunity to invite the university community and the general public to the exhibition. He spoke about on-going refurbishments in the Library as well as facilities such as the Faculty Research Commons, the Conference Room, and the Ghana-Korea InformationAccessCentre with internet and research facilities.
Prof. Akosua Adomako Ampofo, Director of the Institute of African Studies
In her comments, Prof. Adomako Ampofo said she had grouped her works into three parts: Reproductive Health and Sexualities, Gender and Identity Politics, and Popular Cultures. There were also exhibitions on aspects of her work such as collaborations with CODESRIA, gender workshops, etc. She paid tribute to the role of her mother, Mrs. Adomako, in her development, and also acknowledged the contribution of colleagues at the Institute of African Studies to the organization of the exhibition.
Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Samuel Agyei-Mensah
The Chairperson for the event, Prof. Agyei-Mensah, congratulated Prof. Adomako Ampofo for the over 50 publications to her credit in addition to those she edited. He noted various contributions of Prof. Adomako Ampofo to the University of Ghana including her role in establishing the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA).
Among those who attended the ceremony were colleague Professors and contemporaries of Prof. Adomako Ampofo, and other Senior Members and Staff of the Institute of African Studies, the Balme Library, and departments of the University, as well as students and family members.
Members of the University community and invited guests at the exhibition