On Thursday, September 23, 2021, the Provost of the College of Humanities, Professor Daniel Frimpong Ofori, paid a working visit to the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS). The Provost toured the UGBS to familiarise himself with ongoing renovation projects at the School with special emphasis on the UGBS Innovation and Incubation Hub.
The Provost was warmly welcomed at the foyer of the Business School by the School’s Dean, Professor Justice Bawole, together with members of the School Management Committee including: Professor Kwame Asamoah, Professor Charles Andoh, Professor Kwesi Amponsah-Tawiah, Dr. Anthony Afful-Dadzie, and the School Administrator, Mr. Emmanuel Poku-Sarkodee. Also present were Professor Mohammed Amidu; Mrs. Selina Saaka and the UGBS Innovation and Incubation Hub Coordinator, Dr. George Acheampong.
Professor Justice Bawole briefed the Provost on the various renovation projects on the Business School’s drawing board. The Dean stated that there are plans to renovate and re-demarcate sections of the old UGBS Graduate Building to incorporate a PhD Lounge; creation of additional office spaces as well as remodelling some of the large lecture halls into smaller rooms for dual use purposes.
At the Innovation and Incubation Hub located at the basement of the Auditorium, Dr. George Acheampong, the Coordinator, presented a synopsis of the project. His briefing included the project aims and objectives, outputs and anticipated outcomes. He indicated that the project sponsor, AMG Fertilizers had assured the School that the contractor hopes to hand over the project by the end of October 2021.
The Provost expressed his satisfaction with the pace of work of the various projects and commended the School’s management and staff for the initiatives. He was hopeful that upon completion, the Innovation and Incubation Hub would be the game-changing driver of the Business School’s production of digital technology entrepreneurs. To this end, the Provost pledged the full support of the College to enable the School achieve its objectives.
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