Greetings from the Financial Awareness Foundation
Welcome to The International Improving Financial Awareness & Literacy Association at the University of Ghana Chapter website.
The FA Association is open to all UG students, faculty and staff, alumni, as well as their families.
We offer the gift of personal finance knowledge, classes, programs, and projects to improve financial awareness and financial literacy.
The International Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Association at The University of Ghana Business School (The FA Association)
The FA Association is housed at The University of Ghana (UG), the premier university and the largest university in Ghana was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast by Ordinance on August 11, 1948, for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research. Dr. Benjamin Amoah, is a Bank and Financial Analyst, Lecturer within the Department of Finance and is the Founding Coordinator of The Association. Ben with a research interest in financial education, started writing on consumer finance education. While in employment at Central University Ben, initiated the annual banking sector report in which he dedicated a chapter on financial literacy.
In February 2020, Ben met Mr. Peter Asare Nyarko, a Financial Literacy Advocate & Educator, and the Executive Director of Center for Financial Literacy Education Africa connected and exchanged contacts, during a Financial Literacy Press Conference. Peter then introduced Ben to Mr. Valentino Sabuco, Executive Director of The Financial Awareness Foundation, USA. Peter and Valentino informed Ben about “The Improving Financial Awareness and Financial Literacy Movement in Ghana”. These three individuals then discussed the need to lead the charge for Improving Financial Awareness and Financial Literacy in Ghana.
To get the FA Association started, Ben, discussed the idea with the Dean of Students Affairs, Professor, Godfred A. Bokpin, the Dean of the Business School, Professor Justice Bawole, and the Head of the Department of Finance, Professor Charles Andoh, who all agreed to support and make the FA a reality at the University of Ghana Business School. Dr. Edwina Dei Ashie-Nikoi of the Department of Information Studies agreed to serve as the second Coordinator for the Association. These individuals became the Founding Strategic Partners, UGBS Team, and were actively supported by CFLE Africa and The Financial Awareness Foundation.
The FA Association has Three Wings,
The Faculty Wing, the Students Wing, and the Alumni-Friends and Family Wing. The faculty wing is headed by the Coordinator. The students’ wing, has student executives who steer matters and affairs of the association concerning students. The Alumni-Friends and Family Wing are being developed. The Executive Founding Students are Miriam Arthur - President, Henry Duah - Vice President, Bless Delali - Secretary, Ofori Emmanuel Jnr- Treasurer, Wendy Fosu Afowaa - Organising Secretary.
We envision a Ghana and a World where every person is well educated and has personal finance knowledge - an essential life skill – necessary to make lifelong informed financial decisions while having access to the right financial advice and the skills and tools to manage their finances. Providing everyone the opportunity to achieve and maintain their financial stability, security, and freedom throughout their lives, while they pass on their values, knowledge, and assets to future generations to make their lives and this world a better place.
The Association Aims & Objects are to
The membership of The Association shall be open to all persons who are within the University of Ghana Community, and at this time there are no membership subscriptions or fees.
Please enjoy your visit to our website and we welcome you as a student, faculty member, alumnus, strategic partner, philanthropist, friend, and supporter of improving financial awareness and financial literacy.
Please don’t hesitate in contacting us to learn more about us and our work, and The Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Movement in Ghana, and Africa.
Dr. Benjamin Amoah, Ph.D., ACCA, Patron Coordinator
The International Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Association
‘The FA Association’ at the University of Ghana Business School Chapter
TFAF Ambassador & Advisory Board Member
Lecturer, Department of Finance
University of Ghana Business School
P. O. Box LG 78, Legon, Accra
Official Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We believe having better personal finance knowledge changes your world & the world around you… FOREVER!