New Governing Council for University of Ghana

A group photograph taken after the ceremony

The Minister for Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has sworn-in 28 distinguished personalities to serve on the governing Council of the University of Ghana.

The Council would be responsible for the governance and implementation of the 2014 – 2024 Strategic Plan of the University of Ghana to achieve its vision of becoming a world-class research intensive university over the next decade.

Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang praised the new Members of Council for accepting the President’s appointment to serve on the Council. She expressed government’s appreciation to the past members of the council for their dedicated service to the University, and urged the new Members of Council to establish a good working relationship with their predecessors while providing the needed policy direction and support to advance academic work.

The Minister further urged the Council to comply with the functions of the Council as stated in the University of Ghana Act, 2010 (Act 806). This she noted would augment the efforts of University Management to solve challenges that may confront the University of Ghana.

Prof. Kwamina Ahwoi, delivering his remarks

The Chairman of the University Council, Prof. Kwamina Ahwoi, lauded the University of Ghana for its contribution to the development of the country. He said the new Council would work hard to resolve challenges facing the University and reiterated their commitment towards achieving the vision of the University of Ghana to become a world class university.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, implored the Members of Council to work with the basic laws governing the University. He assured the Council of his commitment to collaborate and work effectively with them to achieve the vision of the University of Ghana.


Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang swearing into Office the Members of Council








Prof.  Kwamina Ahwoi

Chairman of Council/Government Appointee

Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu 

Vice Chancellor

Prof. Mahama Duwiejua

Government Appointee

Archbishop Duncan Williams

Government Appointee

Ambassador Fati Habib-Jawula

Government Appointee

Dr. William Abayaawien Atuilik

Government appointee

Mr. John Klinogo

Council Appointee

Mr. Richard Kwame Asante

Council Appointee

Mrs. Eileen Odartei-Laryea

Council Appointee

Dr. Esther Ofei-Aboagye

Council Appointee

Mr. Samuel Ofori-Adjei

CHASS Representative

Prof. Mohammed Salifu

NCTE Representative 

Mr. Kwesi Yankey

Alumni Association Representative

Dr. Max Price

Vice Chancellor of an African University

Prof. Kodzo Gavua

Convocation Member

Mr. Alfred Quartey

Convocation Member

Ms. Esinam Afi Seade

SRC Representative

Mr. Nana Asafo-Adjei Ayeh

GRASAG Representative

Dr. Harry Agbanu

UTAG Representative

Mr. Kenneth Botchway

TEWU Representative




Prof. S. K. Offei

Pro Vice-Chancellor, ASA

Prof. John Gyapong

Pro Vice-Chancellor, ORID

Prof. Patrick F. K. Ayeh-Kumi

Provost, College of Health Sciences

Prof. Samuel Agyei-Mensah

Provost, College of Humanities

Rev. Prof. Cephas Omenyo

Provost, College of Education

Prof. Daniel K. Asiedu

Provost, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Mr.  Richard Boapea

Director of Finance

Mrs. Mercy Haizel-Ashia

Registrar/Secretary to Council