The Interim Council of the University of Media, Arts and Communication at its 6th Regular Meeting, held on 30th November 2022, appointed a new management team led by Prof. Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo as the Vice-Chancellor with effect from 1st December 2022.
The University of Media, Arts and Communication is the first public university established by an Act of Parliament (Act 1059), which merges three specialised institutions comprising the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL) and National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI).
Prof. Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo is an astute academic with a solid leadership track-record spanning over two decades of teaching and management in Ghanaian and foreign universities. His expertise is in Marketing, Communication, Crisis Communication and Public Relations. Before this appointment, he was Rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism and was instrumental in turning around the Institute’s fortunes, making it into an enviable specialised institution for the training of journalists, public relations practitioners as well as other professionals in the media and communication industry.
Prof. Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo is currently the Chairman of Vice Chancellors Ghana.
Other members of the team include Dr. Janetta Sika Akoto, Acting Registrar; Mr. Francis Obeng, Acting Director of Finance; Prof. Eric Opoku Mensah, Acting Rector (GIJ); Dr. Samuel A. Nai Rector (NAFTI); and Dr. Sampson Fenuku, Acting Rector (GIL).
The Interim Council has decided that the North Dzorwulu Campus of UniMAC – GIJ, will be the physical location and address of the new university.