University of Ghana swears in Emelia Agyei-Mensah as new Registrar

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Madam Emelia Agyei-Mensah has been duly sworn in as the new Registrar of the University of Ghana.

She succeeds Mrs. Mercy Hazel-Ashia, who has been in office since August 1, 2013, and had her tenure expire on July 31, 2021.

She becomes the ninth Registrar of the University and the second woman to rise to the office.

The ceremony that saw Mrs. Agyei-Mensah begin her new role in the University was held virtually on Sunday, August 1, 2021, in view of COVID-19 restrictions.

As part of her duties as Registrar, she is to serve as the Secretary to the Chancellor, Secretary to the University Council, and to the Academic Board of the University.

She is also the Chief Operating Officer of the University and is expected to keep a close eye on the operations of the institution.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Chancellor of the University, Dr. Mrs. Mary Chinery-Hesse, expressed confidence in the appointment of the former College Secretary at the University’s College of Education.

She pledged her support to ensure that Mrs. Agyei-Mensah and the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo succeed in their respective roles.

“I am confident that with her experience in the University system, Mrs. Emelia Agyei-Mensah will quickly take charge of her duties. I also look forward to a fruitful working relationship with her…there are many thorny issues that the incoming Registrar will be confronted with. As Chancellor, I am always avaialable to lend advice to the management. I trust the incoming Registrar and Acting Vice-Chancellor to take advantage of my personal vast knowledge in administration and consult me if ever there is the need to do that.” she said.

Mrs. Emelia Agyei-Mensah, after being sworn into office, pledged “to work towards the promotion of innovation and technology in all spheres of the University”

She promised to “embrace and adopt best practices and provide effective leadership to ensure the delivery of quality services to students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders of the University.”

“I pledge to give off the best and strategize with the relevant group and offices on how best to lead my teams towards the needed change,” she added.

The ceremony saw Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, make her first public address since her appointment as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University.

The family of the new Registrar was at Sunday’s ceremony.

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