The Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU) has just announced a new raft of professorial appointments. These promotions align with the Vice Chancellor’s vision to have 20 lecturers become professors by the year 2030.
The VC announced his Vision 20 by 30 at the annual Breakfast Meeting of GCTU in January 2022 that as part of his strategic vision he intended to mentor 20 PhDs to become professors (https://site.gctu.edu.gh/05/04/2022/news/vision-20-by-30-launched.aspx).
The newly-minted Associate Professors include Professor Kester Quist-Aphetsi, a Dean and Associate Professor of Computer Science; and Professor Theresa Obuobisa-Darko, an Associate Professor of Human Resources Management in the Business School.
Other scholars promoted to the rank of Associate Professor included Professor George Oppong Appiagyei Ampong, who is Dean of the GCTU Business School; and Professor Stephen Asunka, who has held several positions including Head of Department, Campus Director, Director of ICT, and is presently Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at GCTU.
Professor Ezer Boateng, a professional telecoms engineer, and Professor Frank Gyimah Sackey, who is a microeconometrician and Acting Director of the Institute of Distance Education and E-learning (IDEEL), were also recently promoted to Associate Professor.
Rounding up the list is Prof. Kofi Bobi Barimah, who first joined the then Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) in 2015 as Director of Research and Consultancy at the Office of Research Services and Innovation. He was appointed Acting Executive Director at the Centre for Plant Medicine Research at Mampong Akwapem from June 2019 to March 2022 on secondment from GTUC.
Prior to this, Prof Kofi Barimah was the Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Public Health & Allied Sciences at the Catholic University College of Ghana-Fiapre, where he also served as its first Dean from 2007-2013. He also served as first Director of the Night School (now Weekend School).
GCTU is proud to have such leading academics champion its quest to become a leading communication technology centre in Africa, and the Vice Chancellor has established several mentorship schemes to keep this bright light burning.