KNUST gets new registrar

January 11, 2017
Source: Kizito Cudjoe/thebftonline.com/Ghana
KNUST gets new registrar

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has appointed Mr. Andrews Kwasi Boateng as the Registrar of the University for a five (5) year term of office, effective January 01, 2017 to December 31, 2021.

The new Registrar, Mr. Boateng, until his appointment was the Registrar of the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani.

In a statement signed by the Ag. Deputy Registrar, Mr. Kwame Yeboah, said the Council of the University, at its 243rd meeting, on December 15, 2016, announced the appointment of Mr. Andrews Kwasi Boateng as the new Registrar.

He succeeds the late Kobby Yebo-Okrah.

Mr.  Boateng was born on August 1, 1965. He had his secondary education at Opoku Ware School, Kumasi, from 1978 to 1985. In 1987 he gained admission to the University of Cape Coast and graduated in 1991 with Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Diploma in Education.

He followed this up and earned the Master of Philosophy in Development Studies from the same University in 2000. In 2010, Mr. Boateng was again awarded a Commonwealth Executive Master Degree in Business Administration by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.

He began his career as a University Administrator at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in 1999. His 13 years’ career as a University Administrator between 1999 and 2012, saw him rising through the ranks from an Assistant Registrar to a Deputy Registrar.

He worked in various schedules and Offices at the KNUST. These were the Vice-Chancellor’s Office; the College of Science; KNUST Accra Office; the General Administration and the Human Resources Division of the Registrar’s Offices. He also assisted the Registrar at KNUST Council Meetings from 2008 to 2012.

The various schedules and offices afforded him the opportunity to serve as Secretary to a number of committees and boards.

He has also been a member of the Housing Committee; Security Services Management Committee; Transport Organization Management Committee; Procurement Committee and Tender Evaluation Panel (for goods and services).

In 2002 Mr. Boateng was also appointed as the Secretary to the Task Force which appraised the Secretariat of the Association of African Universities (AAU), the report of which led to the restructuring of the AAU Secretariat.

He has also been an External Assessor to the Registrar’s Offices, Ho Polytechnic and a member of the Interview Panel for the appointment of Senior Administrative / Professional Staff for the Christ Apostolic University College, Kumasi.

In 2010, Mr. Boateng served as Secretary to the Presidential Committee on Emoluments, a Committee to determine Salaries and Emoluments of Article 71 Office Holders as enshrined in the 1992 Constitution.

He was appointed Registrar for the University of Energy and Natural Resources, in April 2012. Mr. Boateng has also been a member of the Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) since 1999.