Professor Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey, the newly inducted Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies,
Accra (UPSA) has intimated that management of the university under his leadership would invest in training and development of staff, and create a culture of institutional ownership.
He said, his vision for UPSA is anchored on four broad strategic goals that are in line with the new strategic plan of the university.
These include enhanced institutional image and environment, improved institutional effectiveness, promoting research, and competing in global higher education environment.
“The shared values of UPSA namely integrity, respect and service will continue to be our watch words,” the VC said.
Prof Amartey said this in his inaugural address and expressed his gratitude to the Almighty God for his grace and blessings for how far he had brought him.
“My sincere gratitude also goes to the Governing Council of UPSA for the trust reposed in me and appointing me to assume the leadership of this great University,” he said.
“I wish to pay tribute to my predecessor, Prof Joshua Alabi, for his foresight, insight and far sight in bringing this University from its humble beginning to the enviable position it has attained,” he added.
Prof Amartey said the high standard set by his predecessor in terms of working towards the realisation of the mission and vision of the UPSA could not be overemphasised.
“Accordingly, expectations are high with respect to completing the process of transforming this university into a world class institution of higher learning,” he said.
“The good news is: we are ready, God being our helper.”
Prof Amartey succeeds Prof Joshua Alabi who retired after completing his second four year tenure as the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the UPSA.