UG UTAG donates to UG@70 Endowment Fund

 Dr. Harry Agbanu presenting the cheque to Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana

The University of Ghana Chapter of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has presented a cheque donation of One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢120,000) to the UG@70 Endowment fund.

 The Endowment fund which has been set up as one of the major activities highlighting the University’s 70th anniversary seeks to provide non-restricted funding to enable the University deliver on her mandate and provide additional facilities and resources to enhance teaching and learning.

Speaking at the event, the President of UTAG Legon, Dr. Harry Agbanu commended the Vice Chancellor and the University Management for setting up the fund. He further stressed the fact that endowment funds have become one of the most efficient and reliable ways by which Universities the world over have funded their activities; and it was therefore prudent that members within the University Community supported the fund before those outside the University are called upon to do likewise.

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu who received the Cheque on behalf of the University Management reiterated the importance of the Endowment fund to the running of the University. He emphasised the fact that the University relies heavily on internally generated funds which is woefully inadequate for running the University.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu

Prof. Oduro Owusu ended by calling on other units and unions within the University and particularly the general students’ body to help in building the fund since they were going to be the biggest beneficiaries of it. He also advised students to play an active role in the activities that transpire within the University and not be mere spectators.

Present at the ceremony were the Deputy Registrar in charge of Alumni Relations, Mrs. Christy Badu, GAUA President, Mrs. Cynthia Adu, TEWU President, Mr. Kenneth Botchway and other members of the University.

Members of UTAG in a group picture with the vice chancellor and other UG officials after the ceremony