New UCC Vice Chancellor Assumes Office

Professor Ghartey Ampiah has asssumed office as new Vice Chancellor (VC) of University of Cape Coast (UCC) for a four-year term.

He takes over from Professor Domwini Dabire Kuupole who also served a four-year term from 2012 to 2016.

Prof Ghartey Ampiah was unanimously elected by the UCC Council on July 30, per the university's statutes as the new VC. He is a Science Education Professor and has to his credit dozens of publications recognised both locally and internationally. Prior to his appointment, he was the Provost of the College of Education Studies.

In his remarks at a brief handing over ceremony, Prof Ghartey Ampiah expressed gratitude to the University Governing Council for the confidence imposed in him and assured that he would run an open door administration.

He appealed to deans and other members of the University not to sit on the fence but work as a team to realize the UCC dream adding, his administration would be entrenched on the strategic plan of the University.

Speaking at the ceremony, Prof Kuupole described his period as VC as a learning forum and thanked the University community for their support and cooperation during his tenure.

He admonished the incoming Vice Chancellor to make good use of the advises that would be offered to him and operate an open door administration for success.

Prof Kuupole urged the new VC to work hard to ensure that UCC improves and maintain its envious achievements to further uplift its image.

He asked the University administration to rally behind the incoming Prof Ghartey Ampiah and give him the needed support to make him succeed.

He expressed hope that with the calibre of people in the UCC administration, including students, the university would grow from strength to strength and gave the assurance that he would continue to avail himself of the growth of the University.

Prof Ghartey Ampiah would officially be inducted on October 22.

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