- A Ghanaian marketing expert, Professor Robert Ebo Hinson, has been appointed acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kigali, Rwanda
- He was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic at the University of Kigali before the appointment
- He started his role on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, replacing the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Professor Gustave Tombola
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Ghanaian Professor Robert Ebo Hinson has been appointed interim Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kigali, Rwanda.
He began his role on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, a position previously held by the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Professor Gustave Tombola.
Professor Hinson will occupy the position until a substantive Vice-Chancellor is appointed.
Professor Hinson brings to the position years of experience as a chartered marketer and university administrator. He started his academic career in the year 2003 and has since achieved milestones, including being ranked the leading Marketing Scholar in Africa in 2021.
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Until his appointment, he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic at the University of Kigali and served as external examiner to several notable Universities in Africa and Europe.
Professor Hinson also acted as Director of Institutional Advancement at the University of Ghana, Head of Department, Head of Hall, and Coordinator of the MSc. International Business Degree Programme in the same University.
His tall list of achievements also includes serving as Rector of the Perez University College in Ghana in 2018.
On his Instagram account, where he has amassed a following of a little over 1,000, he wrote:
''Delighted to announce I was appointed Interim Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kigali this morning! 2 weeks or 2 years, we will strive to excel God being our helper!''
Professor Hinson holds a PhD in Marketing from the University of Ghana a second in International Business from the Aalborg University Business School in Denmark.
The appointee is a Chartered Marketing expert, earning his qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.
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Prof Nana Amfo Appointed First Female Substantive Vice-Chancellor of UG
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo has become the first woman to be appointed as the substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana.
The renowned Ghanaian Linguistics professor was appointed by the Governing Council of the prestigious university.
The appointment takes effect from Tuesday, October 26, 2021, making her the first woman to occupy the position since the institution was established in 1948.
Similar feats Prof Amfo joins Professor Rita Akosua Dickson and Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, who have occupied the position in the past as former Vice-Chancellor at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and former Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), respectively.
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