Vice-Chancellor Interacts with College of Education


Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo (File Photo)

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo has interacted with faculty and staff of the College of Education as part of a roadshow to share her vision with the University’s internal publics. The meeting with the College was also to seek firsthand information regarding their work, challenges and how best Senior Management can help mitigate such challenges.

Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo in her address outlined her vision statement which will guide her during her tenure as Vice-Chancellor of the University. She pledged to create a culture that promotes research, teaching and learning, administrative processes and extension activities driven by technology and anchored in humanism. This vision will be powered by six key strategic objectives that will project the University of Ghana as a world- class research intensive institution.

Some of these strategic objectives are to reinvigorate impactful research in the (applied) sciences and humanities; develop technology-driven and robust processes in research management, teaching and learning, and all other institutional processes; strengthen traditional revenue streams and expand alternative income sources to meet our debt obligations as well as our current institutional needs, among others.

The Provost for the College, Professor Martin Oteng Ababio, in his opening remarks, indicated that the College of Education is the second to the College of Humanities in terms of revenue generation for the University. However, infrastructure development in the College has been neglected over the years. Parts of its assets at the various Learning Centres across the country have been taken over by unauthorized persons because they have been neglected by the University. He appealed to the Vice-Chancellor to address these challenges during her term in office.

Faculty and staff present at the meeting also enumerated a number of challenges that affect their work in the college. These challenges include the need for new bouquets that allow students to graduate within the college, inadequate office space that creates situations where lecturers who share office space are compelled to hold online lectures at the same time and other challenges related to the work of the Physical Development and Municipal Services Directorate.

Members also shared innovative and creative solutions to the numerous challenges with the Vice-Chancellor, which included the possibility of having online, hybrid and face to face programme options and motivating faculty who show promise in scholarship.

In her concluding remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo called on all present to think of what they could do in a sustained manner to support the vision. She agreed that asset maintenance and development at the College appeared to have been neglected but reassured the College that it has a great potential for growth and working together would ensure that targets are met at the end of her tenure. She called on all to join her to make things work better for all in the University.

Present at the interaction were the Acting Provost, Ag. College Secretary, Dean, School of Continuing and Distance Education, Ag. Dean, School of Education and Leadership, Ag. Dean, School of Information and Communication Studies, College Academic Officer, College Finance Officer, College Human Resource Officer and the Assistant Registrar, SCDE as well as Faculty members of the College. Also present were the Senior Assistant Registrar, Vice-Chancellor’s Office and the Senior Assistant Registrar in charge of Admissions, Academic Affairs Directorate.