Prof Nana Aba Amfo appointed Ag.UG Vice-Chancellor

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academic and Students Affairs at the University of Ghana, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, has been appointed to act as Vice-Chancellor of the institution effective August 1, 2021.

This follows a decision of the University’s newly constituted Governing Council, chaired by former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo.

Earlier today, a new Council of the University of Ghana, Legon was inaugurated and sworn in by the Minister of Education at the Conference Room of the Ministry of Education, Accra.

The council has Justice Sophia A.B. Akuffo as Chair.

The 49-year-old will be the first woman to serve in this position at the premier University if she’s confirmed as substantive Vice-Chancellor by the Council.

She is to act in the position following the expiration of the tenure of the current Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, ending July 31, 2021.

Prof. Appiah Amfo is taking over the role “until such a time the University Council appoints a substantive Vice-Chancellor”,  a statement from the school’s Registrar announced.

The Council considered Section 10 (2)(b) of the University of Ghana, Act 2010 (Act 806), and Section 6 (3) of the University of Ghana, and decided on the appointment of the senior of the two Pro-Vice-Chancellors, to act.

The newly appointed Acting-Vice-Chancellor is a Professor of Linguistics and was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Students Affairs on November 1, 2019.

Prof. Appiah Amfo’s acting position is a result of the University’s inability to finish processes to select a replacement before August 1.

In its quest for a VC, the University’s search committee 7 application including that of Prof. Appiah Amfo as the only female applicant.

The rest were Prof. Felix Ankomah Asante Professor, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development; Prof. Peter Quartey, the Director, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research; Prof. Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, an Institute for Population Professor; Prof. Daniel Frimpong Ofori Provost, College of Humanities; Prof. Godfred Bokpin, the Dean of Student Affairs and Prof. Daniel Wesley Lund, Dean, Faculty of Business Administration.

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