Three former Vice Chancellors receive honour

Three former Vice Chancellors receive honour

Three former Vice Chancellors (VC) of the University of Ghana have been honoured by the University for their immense contribution to the development of the school.

Three former Vice Chancellors receive honour

The three former VCs seated at the ceremony

The three Professors Akilagpa Sawyerr, George Benneh and Ivan Addae-Mensah were named after some facilities in the school.

Prof. Sawyerr who served as VC from 1985-1992 has the road from Yiri Lodge to the Triangular Intersection behind Mensah Sarbah Hall Annex B named after him. According to the citation read during a short ceremony to honour the trio, he devoted time and energy to the preservation of academic freedom at communications between him and government in various official speeches.

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Prof Benneh who also served as VC from 1992-1996 had the Circle at the end of the road from Okponglo named after him. Prof Benneh’s citation revealed that he initiated the effort at University of Ghana to add to the stock of student housing with private support. His strong interest in providing additional housing at the university led him to mobilize alumni for the first time to support the construction of a new residential facility, namely Jubilee Hall.

Professor Addae-Mensah who served from 1996-2002 has his name placed on the triangular intersection behind Mensah Sarbah Hall Annex B. According to a citation read, Prof Addae-Mensah during his tenure initiated discussions on students contributing to the University finances by paying Academic Facility User Fees (AFUF).

Prof Aryeetey  who spoke at the ceremony charged staff of the institution to give off their best  in order to be honored in future.

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