Education in Ghana Professor Amartey inducted as new Vice Chancellor of UPSA

The Chancellor of the UPSA, Drolor Bosso Adamtey I, administered the oath of office to Prof. Amartey.

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Professor Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey has been inducted into office as the new Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Professional Studies Accra, UPSA.

He was in an acting capacity before he was formally confirmed as the new VC. He succeeds Professor Joshua Alabi.

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Prof. Alabi served as the VC for four years before going on retirement.

The Chancellor of the UPSA, Drolor Bosso Adamtey I, administered the oath of office to Prof. Amartey.

At a joint handing over and induction ceremony, the new Vice Chancellor pledged to continue the good works of his predecessor by enhancing the image of the University.

Prof Martey said he will vigorously implement the University's pending strategic initiatives towards quality tertiary education.

"My sincere gratitude also goes to the Governing Council of UPSA for the trust reposed in me and appointing me to assume the leadership of this great University,” he said.

“I wish to pay tribute to my predecessor, Prof Joshua Alabi, for his foresight, insight and far sight in bringing this University from its humble beginning to the enviable position it has attained,” he said.

“Accordingly, expectations are high with respect to completing the process of transforming this university into a world-class institution of higher learning. The good news is: we are ready, God being our helper.”

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Prof Martey is the second VC of the school since the UPSA gained full university status.

The outgoing VC, Prof Alabi, has been hailed for the transforming the university especially in the area of infrastructure.

In his final address as the VC, he said: "As I hand over the Barton to Prof Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey, this occasion should remind us all of the generations that have built the university and our collective responsibility towards building a more vibrant and progressive institution that will shape the future of higher education in Ghana, Africa and the world”.

“The evolution process of the UPSA provides substantial evidence for the anticipated success,” he said.

Prof Amartey, 49, holds a PhD in Business Administration from the SMC University of Switzerland, Master of Philosophy in Marketing, a Master of Business Administration (Marketing option) and Bachelor of Arts (Economics Major) all from the University of Ghana.

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He also attended the Saint Thomas Secondary School, Accra and Prempeh College, Kumasi.

He is married with three children.

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