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STATEMENT: Prof. Ernest Aryeetey Gets Nod For Second Term As UG Vice Chancellor

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ernest Aryeteey has been re-appointed by the University Council to service as Vice Chancellor of the University till his retirement in 2016.

According to a statement signed by the registrar of the University, Mercy Haizel-Ashia, the decision was taken last Thursday at the Council’s meeting following a review of Prof. Aryeetey’s first term in office.

Prof. Ernest Aryeetey was inducted as Vice Chancellor of Ghana’s premier University on August 2, 2010 and had since then run the school with other management officials. His first term saw him introducing a number of new policies said to propel the school to reach a world class status. Notable among them is the abolishment of the ‘perching’ system – a system where students without residences on campus ‘illegitimately shared accommodation space with their colleagues with accommodation, the total rehabilitation of bad roads within the University, the introduction of various restrictive measures to ensure people who have no business on campus do not use the University as a thoroughfare and a meal plan policy which was largely opposed by students.

Academically, he is phasing out all diploma programmes with the intention of focusing the University’s attention on research work.

The University Council at the same meeting also reappointed Professor John Owusu Gyapong as Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Research, Innovation and Development. 



This is to inform the University Community that the University Council at its meeting on Thursday, 27th March, 2014, re-appointed Professor Ernest Aryeetey for a second term in office as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana from 1st August, 2014, to 31st July, 2016, when he retires.

At the same meeting, Council re-appointed Professor John Owusu Gyapong as Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Research, Innovation and Development, for a second term in office from 1st August, 2014 to 31st July, 2017.
The re-appointments were made after a review of their performance in the first term of their respective positions.

Mercy Haizel-Ashia

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