Vice-Chancellor Visits Korle-Bu Campus

Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Vice-Chancellor

Senior Management of the University of Ghana, led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu paid a working visit to the Korle-Bu Campus of the University on Monday, 21st October, 2019.

The Team held separate meetings with the Management of College of Health Sciences, Senior Members (academic and administrative/professional), Senior and Junior staff.

Welcoming the Vice-Chancellor and his entourage, the Provost of the College, Reverend Professor Patrick F. Ayeh-Kumi stated that the College was happy to host the Vice-Chancellor and his team and hoped the visit would be a regular feature on the calendar of the Senior Management.

Reverend Professor Patrick F. Ayeh-Kumi, Provost, College of Health Sciences

The Vice-Chancellor on his part was thankful to the Senior Members for making time to meet him and the team. He indicated that he has decided to meet and interact with units of the University in order to address issues that are peculiar to them.

Professor Owusu admitted that the University is currently in some financial difficulties and asked for the support and patience of all staff.

On the issue of post retirement contract, the Vice-Chancellor explained that the government insists that faculty aged 65 and above should no longer be engaged by the University. The Vice-Chancellor indicated that the University’s response to government’s decision was to revise upwards the rates for part-time teaching to provide some relief for affected staff.

Meeting with Senior Members

The Vice-Chancellor was full of praise for the College of Health Sciences Procurement Unit for their diligence in procurement processes. He noted that, no staff will be spared should they breach the procurement law.

Professor Owusu warned that heads of departments whose performances do not match their action plans submitted at the beginning of the academic year would be relieved of their positions at the end of the academic year.

Clinically qualified faculty of the College also pleaded with the University Management to reconsider their appointment and promotion. They were assured that the current promotion document was being reviewed hence their concerns would be given the necessary consideration.

The Vice-Chancellor later met Senior and Junior staff of the College who also presented their challenges. Among issues raised were delay in payment of medical bills, healthcare at the Legon Hospital and delay in payment of end of service benefits among others. The Vice-Chancellor promised to attend to issues raised.

Meeting with Junior and Senior Staff

The Vice-Chancellor seized the opportunity during his visit to commission three buses acquired by the University of Ghana Medical School and the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

He also toured the University of Ghana Dental School Clinic (UGDS) and some other academic facilities on the Korle-Bu Campus. He tasked the Physical Development and Municipal Service Directorate (PDMSD) to initiate processes of renovating some facilities.

The Vice-Chancellor was accompanied by  Professor Francis Dodoo, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (RID), Professors Daniel K. Asiedu, Provost of College of Basic and Applied Sciences, (CBAS), Professor Michael Tagoe, Provost of College of Education, Mr. Kwasi Odame, Ag. Director of Finance, Dr. Ibrahim Bedi, Ag Director of Internal Audit, Prof. Olivia Anku-Tsede, Legal Counsel and  Mr. Charles Kofinti, Director of PDMSD.

Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu commissioning the new buses


A photograph of some Senior Management  with the Vice-Chancellor