Chinery-Hesse as UG Chancellor, Nana Aba Appiah as VC, it’s the time of women – Akufo-Addo

Mary Chinery-Hesse (L) and Prof Nana Aba Appiah Amfo.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated the newly-inducted Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo.

Prof Aba Appiah Amfo’s induction means that both the Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor positions at the nation’s premier university are being held by females.

Madam Mary Chinery-Hesse is the Chancellor.

Speaking during the induction ceremony of Prof Aba Appiah Amfo on Tuesday October 26, Mr Akufo-Addo asked the males in the academic hierarchy not to feel threatened.

“I congratulate the University Council, under the redoubtable leadership of the former Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo for this radical decision.

“With the female Chancellor in the person of Mary Chinery-Hesse, males in the academic hierarchy of Legon may well, begin to feel threatened species.  I believe they have no cause to worry, it just happens to be the time of the women, it is okay, they have waited long enough

“Madam Vice Chancellor, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, ayekoo in God’s blessing and you will definitely have my support and be hopefully, your successful advocate with the Minister for Finance.”

Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo has promised to institute one student, one-laptop policy to enhance ICT education at the University.

She said that the university will need the support of the government to make this plan achievable.

“A few issues which have consumed the management of UG in recent years are financial liabilities, resulting mainly from judgement debts and botched agreements.”

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“I intend to institute one student, one-laptop policy, where we will collaborate with established ICT institutions to provide our students and staff to have their own laptops or handheld devices,” she said.

“Mr. President, in this regard, we will need your support and that of your government to waive taxes for us making these devices affordable for our students and staff.”

“Mr. President, I would like to make an appeal to your government to deliver us from this rogue that hinders our growth and efforts to be truly world-class. I am making a special appeal to you to support us to clear our unfortunate debt, so we can get a clean slate to start on.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana