UG Organizes Send-Off Ceremony for Retirees

Retired Senior Members in a group photograph with University officials

The University of Ghana has held a send-off ceremony for 150 staff who retired from the University in July 2015. The retired staff are made up of 37 Senior Members, 51 Senior Staff and 62 Junior Staff. 

Registrar, Mrs. Mercy Haizel-Ashia

The Registrar of the University, Mrs. Mercy Haizel-Ashia who delivered the welcome remarks noted that the ceremony is organized annually to acknowledge the sacrifices and contributions of the retirees towards the development of the University.

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ernest Aryeetey

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ernest Aryeetey in his address expressed his gratitude to the retirees for paying their dues to the university. He commended them for their service and loyalty and urged them to be involved in health and fitness activities to keep in shape. He also encouraged them to continue to lend their support to the university when called upon. Prof. Aryeetey, announced that unlike previous years the 2015 batch of retirees would receive their ex-gratia in full.

Representatives of staff associations delivering solidarity messages

(From Top Left Dr. Harry Agbanu, Mr. Alfred Quartey and Mr. Guma Zakariah, bottom)

There were solidarity messages form the various staff Associations. The Vice-President of the University Teacher’s Association (UTAG) , Dr. Harry Agbanu delivered a solidarity message on behalf of UTAG, while the message from the Ghana Association of University Administrators   (GAUA) was delivered by the President of GAUA, Mr. Alfred Quartey. The solidarity message from the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) was delivered by Mr. Guma Zakariah, secretary of TEWU.

Mr. E.K.A.Odoom,Vice-Chairman of the University of Ghana Pension Association

The Vice-Chairman of the University of Ghana Pension Association (UGPA), Mr. E.K.A.Odoom, congratulated the Pensioners for their years of dedicated service to the University. He called on the retirees to attend the meetings of the association, held on the first Thursday of every month. A minute silence was observed in remembrance of one of the retirees, Mrs. Ann Abena Cherie Ameh, formerly of the Department of Crop Science who passed on few weeks ago.

Dr. Nana Yaw Asare Yeboah, speaking on behalf of the retirees

On behalf of the retirees, Dr Nana Yaw AsareYeboah expressed appreciation to the University for a grand send-off.

Present at the get-together were the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID), Prof. John Gyapong, the Dean of the School of Agriculture, Prof. John Ofosu Anim, the Director of Finance Mr. Richard Boapea, the Acting Director of the Human Resource and Organisational Development Directorate (HRODD), Mr. Daniel Baidoo, the Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Stella A. Amoa as well as families of the retirees.

Retired Senior Staff in a group photograph with University officials

Retired Junior Staff in a group photograph with University officials