VC Commissions the UG Formal Hearing Room

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, has commissioned the UG Formal Hearing Room for the Office of the Legal Counsel to facilitate the hearing of cases before the Appeals Board, Disciplinary Committees and other Committees in the University.

Prof. Amfo, in her speech congratulated the Office of the Legal Counsel on their roles and efforts in the realisation of the initiative. She noted that the Formal Hearing Room comes as a good addition to the University’s infrastructure and will enhance work in a more convenient, efficient and humane manner. Stating that the room fits well into the 21st century and the way things are done, Prof. Amfo expressed the need to well maintain the facility so that it serves the University for a long period. The Vice-Chancellor was excited to know that the room will be available for students to use when there are no hearings before a committee and the University of School of Law could also use it as moot court. She was hopeful that the room would be put to good use to serve its intended purpose.

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo

Prof. Olivia Anku-Tsede, Legal Counsel, in her opening remarks, expressed gratitude to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, the Registrar, Mrs. Emelia Agyei-Mensah and the Acting Director, Physical Development and Municipal Services Directorate (PDMSD), Mr. Charles Kofinti, for their support and contribution towards the establishment of the room. She was also thankful to all officials present to witness the commissioning of the room.

Gladly indicating how the room comes to suffice some of the challenges the various committees face with the hearing of matters, Prof. Anku-Tsede noted, “I am happy to say that hearing of matters will now be driven by technology without having to pen down proceedings”. Prof. Anku-Tsede also reckoned that the University of Ghana is the premier public institution to establish a formal hearing room. “I daresay this is probably the only University or possibly public corporation in Ghana with a properly set up formal hearing room”, she stated.

Legal Counsel, Prof. Olivia Anku-Tsede

In brief remarks, the Chairpersons of the Disciplinary Committees expressed delight in the enhancement of work that the facility will bring.

Present at the ceremony were Prof. Felix Ankomah Asante, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Development; Mrs. Emelia Agyei-Mensah, Registrar; Mrs. Lydia A. Nyako-Danquah, Director of Academic Affairs; Mrs. Bernice Agudu, Director of Finance; Mrs. Elizier T. Ameyaw-Buronyah, Director of Public Affairs; Mr. Charles Kofinti, Acting Director, PDMSD; Mr. Kwame Ofori, Architect (PDMSD); Members of the Appeals Board and Disciplinary Committees and other members of the University community.

A group photo after the commissioning