UG Senior Administrative and Professional Staff Charged to Commit to Continuous Learning

The UG Chapter of the Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) has organised a Continuous Professional Development Seminar and General Meeting for its members under the theme, “Effective Career Progression and Advancement: Tools and Practices for the Modern Administrator”.

In his opening remarks, Mr. Michael Owusu Ansah, President of GAUA UG Chapter, urged members to pay close attention to the resource person to learn valuable lessons they can apply professionally.

 Mr. Michael Owusu Ansah, President of GAUA UG Chapter

Professor Justice Bawole, the seminar's Resource Person and Dean of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), gave a presentation in which he urged Administrators to develop a sincere interest in academic administration and maintain a commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

Professor Justice Bawole, Dean, UG Business School 

“I know everyone here has a master’s degree, however I know some of us have master’s degrees that cannot take us where we want to go because the degree is not in the relevant area. You have to redefine your focus; if you need to get another master’s, do that to get where you want to get to in administration,” Professor Bawole recommended.

He encouraged GAUA members to keep up with current trends and developments in higher education administration as well as work at enhancing their management skills.

A cross section of participants at the Seminar

“I believe that as administrators we can also develop our Interpersonal Skills; how we can speak with each other and to students, lectures and any one we come into contact with. We can also develop our Technical skills; as administrators you have to know your job in and out so as to be able to even teach others,’ he indicated.

Following his presentation, there was a Question and Answer session during which participants engaged him on the topic under discussion.

After the seminar, there was a general meeting at which members deliberated on welfare issues and the election calendar.