The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, has commissioned the refurbished K. E. Adjei Library of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS).
Cutting the ribbon to open the library, Prof. Owusu said the University’s vision of becoming a world class research intensive university is achievable with resources such as the newly refurbished library and entreated students to make good use of the library to attain higher academic excellence.
In a welcome address, Professor Joshua Yindenaba Abor, Dean of UGBS disclosed that the refurbishment of the Library was funded through internally generated funds within the Business School with support from CAL Bank. He said the library is named after Professor Kwame Efah Adjei, a former Director of UGBS in honour of his major contributions to the physical development and growth of the school during his tenure from 1970-1975 and 1976-1979. Prof. Abor noted that the Business school has a strategic objective of modernising all lecture halls and libraries to create an enabling ambiance for excellence in teaching and learning. He lauded the library committee for the good work in creating a more conducive atmosphere for research and expressed optimism that the modernisation of the library will increase its patronage.
The Managing Director of CAL Bank, Dr. Frank Brako Adu Jnr, who is also an alumnus of UGBS, said Cal Bank is proud to be supportive in the refurbishment of the K.E. Adjei library, noting that the Bank has played different roles in supporting developmental projects in the University of Ghana. He noted that the school could generate enormous resources needed for development if it considered naming facilities after interested people and institutions.
In an interview, Madam Sitsofe Dzansi, the UGBS librarian observed that “the refurbished library takes on the new design premised to enhance learning, research activities, short seminars, discussions and presentations”. The library is also equipped with teleconferencing facilities, syndicated room for students’ discussions, CAL Bank corner to facilitate alumina relation, interaction and discussions and a fully upgraded E-learning that allows cloud hosting.
In attendance were Professor Joshua Yindenaba Abor, Dean, UGBS; Professor Perpetua Dadzie, University Librarian; Prof. Peter Quartey, Head of the Department of Economics, University of Ghana; Dr. Frank Brako Adu Jnr., Managing Director of CAL Bank; faculty, staff and students of UGBS.