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.
The 49-year-old woman will not only be the first woman, but also the youngest 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.
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