Vice-Chancellor’s New Year Message


Vice-Chancellor’s New Year Message

Colleague faculty members and staff, dear students, our cherished alumni, sponsors and partners, we have braved the odds through an uncertain year and have come to its end.

Our hearts are filled with joy and gratitude to God for how far He has brought us. Indeed, "it is in Him we live, move and have our being".

This year has seen a new phase in the management of our noble institution. With the end of tenure of some principal and senior officers, the University has again been blessed with a new crop of agile and resourceful management team members, who are committed to propel the University of Ghana to a global centre of excellence in higher education.

We have made some modest gains as a University even in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and its antecedent disruptions and challenges. As a management team, we intend to consolidate these gains as we re-strategize to forge the University ahead to become the world-class research-intensive University that we aspire to become.

Let us remember that as the premier university in Ghana, we have a charge to keep as trailblazers within the academic community both

home and abroad. Let us all put our shoulders to the wheel and contribute our quota towards the development of the University; we owe it to our very selves and generations unborn.

While applauding all who have worked tirelessly to support the cause of the University, including faculty, staff, students, donors, research and development partners and the Government, I entreat each one of us to strive for excellence in all our endeavours; there should be no room for mediocrity.

Management of the University is not oblivious to the challenges and constraints experienced by faculty, staff and students which include issues of conditions of service, low renumeration for services provided, student and staff accommodation among others. Let me, however, assure you that efforts are being made to turn things around for the mutual benefit of all stakeholders. Plans are currently underway to address those within Management’s remit systematically and in a progressive manner, while we engage with government on the broader issue of conditions of service. It requires that we all should be willing to put in some extra effort.

My vision as Vice-Chancellor is to create a culture that promotes research, teaching and learning, administrative processes and

extension activities driven by technology and anchored in humanism. After some community engagement for the necessary buy-ins, we are setting up the framework and support systems to actualize these aspirations for our common good. Management is committed to providing a congenial academic and work environment under my leadership as Vice-Chancellor.

As you are all aware, we are not out of the woods yet regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. With the emergence of the Omicron variant and the threat of other possible future variants, as the virus continues to mutate, our surest bet is to get vaccinated while we continue to adhere to all safety protocols. Mask up, sanitize/wash your hands and surfaces and observe physical distancing.

Let us all look forward to a more prosperous new year as we endeavour to be committed and dedicated to the service of our dear University. I believe with our collective efforts, we will become a shining star on our continent and globally.

I wish you all a joyous festive season and best wishes for the year 2022.

Afehyia pa!






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Vice-Chancellor's Message