UG Management and Senior Officials Participate in Strategy Retreat

UG Management and Senior Officials in a group photograph

UG Management and Senior Officials of the University have participated in a two-day retreat, to review the 2021/2022 academic year and strategise for the 2022/2023 academic year. The retreat was attended by Provosts, Deans and Directors of both Academic and Administrative Units.

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appaih Amfo, who delivered the opening remarks, welcomed all participants to the retreat. She reminded all about the Key Strategic Objectives (KSO’s), contained in her vision statement, which were derived from the strategic plan of the University, and anchored on the principles of Technology and Humanism.

Prof. Amfo further enumerated some of the successes emanating from the workplans that were drawn at first retreat held last year, which contributed to creating impactful research, promoting technology driven processes, increasing the visibility of the University, as well as enhancing revenue generating streams and governance and management systems.

There were presentations on the following topics by some of the participants; Actions from the Pursuit of Excellence Taskforce (UG-POET) by Prof. Daniel Twerefou, Director, Academic Quality Assurance Unit (AQAU); Updates from the Colleges and Central Administration on 2021/2022 Action Plans, by Prof. Gordon Awandare, Pro Vice-Chancellor, ASA; Progress on Expanding Revenue Generation Avenues by Prof. Joshua Abor, Professor of Finance and former Dean, University of Ghana Business School.

The others were: Cost Management by Mrs. Bernice Agudu, Director of Finance; Improving UG’s Research Competitiveness, by Prof. Solomon Ofori-Acquah, Founding Director of the West African Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC); Obligations of Heads of Unit – Accreditation, Prof. Dan Ofori and Prof. Daniel Twerefou; Digitalising Processes by Mr. Francis Boachie, Chief Information Technology Officer and  Update on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) by Mrs. Emelia Agyei-Mensah, Registrar.

As part of the programme, participants were divided into groups according to the various colleges and two central administration groups, to work on the 2022/2023 academic year work plans.

In closing remarks at the end of the retreat, Vice-Chancellor, Prof Amfo urged the participants to ensure that processes in the University are less bureaucratic and more output oriented. She appealed to all to be guided by the KSO’s as they complete the work plans started at the retreat. She was appreciative of contributions made by participants, which she noted, made the retreat a success.