Source: Ben LARYEA
Prof. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa has officially been inducted into office as the first Vice-Chancellor of Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU) at a colourful ceremony at the Tesano campus in Accra.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Council Chair of GCTU, Prof. Kofi Awusabo-Asare said the ceremony have become necessary since the institution started as a private institution of higher learning and have become a fully-fledged public university.
As symbolic, the VC’s robe and the medallion was decorated on him as he took to his ceremonial chair amidst cheers and standing ovation.
He therefore called for a collective effort by all stakeholders of GCTU to support the vision of the VC to enable the university achieve greater heights and milestone in its academic growth and development.
According to him, the VC will bring on board his rich experience to scale up enormous programmes to make the university as one of the best in the West Africa sub region and beyond.
In a sermon, Rev. Michael Sowah Nortey quoted 1 Corinthians 15:58 saying the Good Lord have his hand placed on the Prof. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa and urged him to be steadfast in the discharge of duties and prayed for God’s favour to strengthen to take up the task and the responsibilities as well as challenges and be committed to the job.
For his part, the VC, Prof Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa thanked the Good Lord for the historic day, saying it has been a long journey and will open a new chapter of the university.
He thanked the President, Nana Addo Dankwa-Akufo Addo for the confidence bestowed on him for the administration of the university adding that the institution is committed to excellence in teaching and learning.
According to him the university takes pride in operating in an environment where students and faculties pursue knowledge since the institution have the facilities and the experience that equips students for successful careers.
The Special Guest for the occasion, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Dr. K. K. Sarpong commended management and staff for the historic investiture adding that his outfit will support the university in the area of research and infrastructural facilities.
He therefore urged the university authorities to engage in Public Private Partnerships (PPP) to effectively and efficiently run the institution.