UGBS @ 60 - THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION IN GHANA: REFLECTING ON THE 60-YEAR EXPERIENCE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA BUSINESS SCHOOL

UGBS Alumnus of The Month- June 2022

Major General Nicholas Peter Andoh was born on 21 April 1962 at Asankrangwa in the Western North Region of Ghana. He obtained his Ordinary Level Certificate in Asankragwa Secondary School and progressed to Tarkwa Secondary School for his Advanced Level Certificate.  He holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Finance from the University of Ghana Business School, Legon, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Banking and Finance) and a Diploma in Management from the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria.

He was enlisted into the Ghana Military Academy in October 1984 as an Officer Cadet of Regular Career Course 26, commissioned on 16 August 1986 and started his career as a Platoon Commander in the 6th Infantry Battalion in Tamale.

Major General Andoh holds to his credit other certificated courses including Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration course from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Post-graduate Certificate in International Defence Resources Management at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California-USA, Africa Decision-Making Cooperation Course in Cairo, Egypt and the International Intelligence Directors Course in Chicksands, United Kingdom.

“Equip the man with the requisite training and experience and he will deliver optimally” is Major General Andoh’s unique training philosophy. He also holds the strong conviction that “The dividing line between success and failure is the application of time and wisdom”.

In Major General Andoh’s over 3 decades of distinguished career, he has held several military appointments including instructor at the Ghana Military Academy and Army Recruit Training School, Chief Instructor at the Jungle warfare school, Officer Commanding at the Jungle Warfare School, Deputy Director Army Training at the Army Headquarters, Assistant Director Army Peacekeeping Operations also at the Army Headquarters, Commanding Officer of the Jungle Warfare School, Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations and Training) at the General Headquarters, Army Secretary at the Army Headquarters, Director General of the Defence Industries Department at the General Headquarters, Director General of Defence Intelligence and Chief of Defence Intelligence at the Department of Defence Intelligence.

He has also held numerous appointments in International Peace Support Missions. Key among his appointments are, Mortar officer in the 2nd Ghanaian Battalion at the Ecowas Monitoring Group in Liberia, Company Commander at the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia, Deputy Force Training officer at the United Nations  Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1996- 97, Chief operations officer at the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo from February to October 2002, Commanding Officer of the 16th Ghanaian Battalion at the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2009, Military Observer in Kuwait and Chief Military Personnel Officer /Contingent Commander at the United Nation Interim Force in Lebanon.

His command philosophy is nested in the link between leadership, responsibility, loyalty and character which he has coined as "The price of Effective Leadership is responsibility. The foundation of responsibility is character and the reward for effective leadership is loyalty. For military leadership, the co-existence of character, responsibility, effective leadership and loyalty is imperative".

Major General Andoh is happily married to Mrs. Mary Andoh. The couple is blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, Sheila, Mary and Nicholine. He inspires his family to set a vision and develop a passion that invokes the creative potential within them. This he says will drive the development and well-being of the larger society.

The University of Ghana Business is proud of his achievements and is happy to be associated with him.

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