The Dean of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), Prof. Joshua Yindenaba Abor, and the Heads of Departments (HoDs) have met with former Deans and Directors of the School with the intent of drawing from their rich pool of experience accumulated during their time at the helm of the School.
Hoping to be directed and advised based on their wise counsel, the Dean and HoDs held talks with Prof. Basil C. F. Lokko, Prof. S. N. Woode, Dr. Kwabena Adu-Poku, Prof. Kofi Nti, Mr. Steven Takyi-Asiedu, Prof. Kofi A. Osei, and Prof. Kwame A. Domfeh for weeks.
With a combined total of about 30 years between them as Deans and Directors, these noble men of our great institution were more than willing to impart their knowledge and share their their rich experiences.
They advised the Dean and HoDs on a number of issues, particularly counseling them to adopt a policy of inclusiveness and togetherness, especially with the junior staff, as well as to maintain an air of humility.
On the reputation of the School in general, they maintained that more could be done to make it the default authority in the areas of banking, management and finance in the country, all the while increasing its international exposure. They touched on the need, as a School, to encourage interdisciplinary research, promote training in entrepreneurship, and contribute to national policy issues. The Dean and his HoDs were also encouraged to continue to launch new programmes / projects to meet the needs of the market and to stay ahead of the competition.
While of the view that scholarship is very important they, however, advised lecturers to focus more on the quality of their work, redouble their research output and live in harmony as colleagues.
Prof. Abor’s talks with the distinguished past Deans and Directors comes on the heels of previous meetings with faculty and staff, at which he shared his visions upon his appointment as the Dean of the UGBS.
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