Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang, has officially met for the first time with the Management of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), upon being notified to act as Vice-Chancellor of the University until the appointment of a substantive Vice-Chancellor.
Addressing members of Management at the meeting which took place today, Friday, 1st October, 2021, at the Council Chamber of UEW, Prof. Ofori-Birikorang indicated that Management had been ushered into a new phase represented by a new way of doing things noting that unity, reconciliation and inclusion would be a key focus of his tenure as Ag. Vice-Chancellor.
The new Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang during his first official interaction with Management of the University
“All of us here were members of the previous Management headed by the Very Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni. Therefore, not much by way of continuity of policies and projects will change.
“We’re going to continue with what we’ve been doing, what we set off doing, and what we’ve been part of in a very progressive manner but more importantly, we need at this point to forge unity, reconciliation and inclusion to ensure that everybody is satisfied with the system,” Prof. Ofori-Birikorang stated.
The Ag. Vice-Chancellor reiterated the need to focus on the core business of the University in a much progressive, prudent and intensive manner. He assured the University community and all stakeholders of the prudent management of the University’s resources to the collective benefit of all.
Management with Prof. Ofori-Birikorang after a successful meeting
“This Team is going to lay another solid foundation for whoever will eventually take over as a substantive Vice-Chancellor. I’m a caretaker Vice-Chancellor because I’m acting. Every other person here is more or less substantive and will be with the next Vice-Chancellor. I’m the only caretaker here but together we’d want to forge unity and reconciliation to consolidate a fitting foundation for whoever eventually takes over as substantive Vice-Chancellor.
“We are not going to run a reconciliation that brings some people on board and marginalises others. That’s why we’re talking about inclusion and so, in the course of the weeks, even if I’m going to act for one week or two weeks, this will be our guiding post and through this, victory shall be ours as UEW,” Prof. Ofori-Birikorang stressed.
On the official expiration of the tenure of Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni, on 30th September, 2021, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, was notified, pursuant to Section 14 (2)(b) of the University of Education, Winneba Act, 2004 (Act 672) and Statute (10)(21) of UEW Statutes (2020) to act as Vice-Chancellor of the University.