Prof. Amfo Holds Interactive Session with Internal Publics

 The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo

As part of the roadshows organised to share her vision, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, on Wednesday, November 17 2021, interacted with senior members in the administrative and professional cadre and some senior and junior staff at a meeting held at the Great Hall.

The Registrar, Mrs. Emelia Agyei-Mensah, indicated that the purpose of the meeting was for the Vice-Chancellor to share her vision with the University community, listen to staff concerns and suggestions and deliberate on how the staff can support in the realisation of Prof. Amfo’s vision for the achievement of University’s strategic objectives.

A Cross-Section of Participants

The Vice-Chancellor gave a presentation on her vision which is “To Create a Culture that Promotes Research, Teaching & Learning, Administrative Processes and Extension Activities Driven by Technology and Anchored in Humanism”. Prof. Amfo’s presentation focused on six key strategic objectives: Reinvigorate impactful research; Develop technology-driven and robust processes; Strengthen traditional revenue streams and expand alternative income sources; Lead a vibrant and responsive governance and management system; Increase UG’s visibility and create a sense of ownership and commitment among students, faculty, staff and alumni.

In her presentation, Prof. Amfo placed emphasis on the need for UG members to join hands in improving the state of all aspects of the university and its resources. She noted that it is now essential to promote creativity and innovation in teaching and learning using technology in order to train students who are critical thinkers, technologically adept and ready to take up leadership in the 21st century.

Further, the Vice-Chancellor seeks to re-invigorate impactful research and increase the University’s visibility through re-organising research/project management in line with the Collegiate Review Committee recommendations, facilitating research dissemination, promoting high-impact publications and increasing research income and output.

A brief question-and-answer session ensued after the presentation. The Vice-Chancellor held a separate meeting with members of Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA).

Present at the interaction were Prof. Felix Asante, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Development and Mr. Michael Owusu Ansah, President of GAUA.