The University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) on Thursday December 21st, 2017, held its Annual End-of-year get-together. The event which was organised at the Executive Square of the School brought together staff, faculty and their families as well as some former staff to dine, socialise and unwind from a long year of hard work. The occasion also served as a platform to celebrate and award hardworking faculty and staff of the school.
In a brief address, the Dean of UGBS, Professor Joshua Yindenaba Abor thanked the welfare committee for organising the programme and sustaining it as a tradition over the years. He said the occasion is important because it affords stakeholders of the school the opportunity to interact, discuss and ponder over the past year’s activities as well as resolve to do better in the following year.
He commended every department and unit within the School for an excellent performance during the 2017 financial year. He thanked faculty, staff, teaching assistants, graduate assistants, national service personnel, students, and every individual for their immense contribution towards pushing the agenda of UGBS. Prof. Abor also expressed his excitement over the School’s recognition by the European Deans Across Frontiers’ (EDAF) mentor assigned to the School, for the significant progress made in the implementation of its strategies. Everyone present was urged to read the School’s annual report to appreciate this progress.
Professor Abor iterated that the school is doing well in terms of its strategies: internationalisation, teaching and learning, faculty development, research and consultancy, alumni relations, marketing and communications. Touching on faculty development, the Dean said the Business School is gradually hitting its target of having a minimum of 90 percent of faculty with PhD. He said the EDAF team that visited in March said UGBS is one of the schools across the continent with the best team of faculty in terms of qualification, quality of research and consultancy. This, he said, is being translated into their quality of work.
He concluded his address by wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a fulfilling new year, urging them to continue pushing UGBS toward realising its vision of becoming a world class business school developing global leaders.
Four staff and faculty members were awarded for their outstanding performance and selfless dedication to both duty and academic work. Professor Anthony Q. Q. Aboagye from the Department of Finance was adjudged Best Researcher and was presented with a citation in recognition of his hard work in the area of research. The Most Promising Researcher was awarded to Dr. Eric Afful Dadzie who joined the Department of Operations and Management Information Systems in the 2016/2017 academic year. He also received a citation for his immense contributions to research work at the Business School. The Best Worker in the Senior Staff category, 2016/2017 academic year went to Mr. Christopher Sonu who rose through the ranks from Junior Library Assistant in the 1992/1993 academic year to his current position as a Chief Administrative Assistant. Mr. Foster Cudzoe, who joined the Business School in March 2005, won the Best Worker Award, Junior Category for the 2016/2017 academic year. He was also awarded a citation.
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