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

Professor Bawole Spells Out His Vision for His Second Term in Office

Professor Bawole Spells Out His Vision for His Second Term in Office
Jul 05, 2022

The Dean of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), Professor Justice N. Bawole spelled out his second-term vision for the school during a retreat held for faculty from 22nd June through to 24th June 2022 at Rock City Hotel, Kwahu.

Addressing the participants, the Dean pointed out that with the help of the faculty and staff, he accomplished a lot during his first term including developing world-class infrastructure, promoting research excellence and doctoral education, internationalisation and accreditation, financial resource mobilization, and effective management, and developing world-class human resource competencies.

For his second term, Professor Bawole stated that he plans to increase the school's global profile through strategic alliances, affiliations, and collaborations, bring in more foreign scholars to UGBS, diversify study abroad options to include Europe and Africa, work toward AACSB accreditation, tap into the African market, etc about internationalisation and accreditation. In terms of research excellence and doctoral education, he intends to pursue more research through an aggressive research agenda and the Grant Development Office's resources, create a data bank that will make it simple to access data for research and secure access to international datasets, host the UGBS annual international conference with partner universities abroad, and hold lecture series (Public lectures, alumni lecture).

The Dean also mentioned that with regard to the development of world-class infrastructure and financial resource mobilisation and efficient management, he intends to complete two magnificent buildings for the school, finish glazing the graduate building, continue providing ICT infrastructure to students, faculty, and staff, mobilise financial resources aggressively, implement cost-cutting measures, and enforce strict financial discipline, and rollout programmes at the Kumasi and Takoradi City Campus, etc.

He concluded by saying that to achieve excellence in teaching and learning and the development of top-tier human resource competencies, he envisions modernising lecture halls with cutting-edge technology, expanding student support services and mentoring systems, mentoring new faculty, as well as old faculty members, sponsoring staff for graduate and undergraduate studies among others.

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