Vice Chancellors Ghana (VCG), a forum of executive heads of public universities and university colleges in Ghana, has elected Vice Chancellor Professor John Owusu Gyapong of University of Health and Allied Sciences as its new chairperson with effect from August 2020 to August 2021.
Professor Gyapong, whose appointment as Vice Chancellor of UHAS was recently renewed for another two years (August 2020 to July 2022), succeeds Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu of University of Ghana in the role of VCG Chair, and he will steer the affairs of the organisation for one year.
VCG is registered as a non-profit organisation in Ghana, whose objectives are to promote scholarship, research and innovation; maintain common standards for academic progression and conditions of service of staff members; and assert professional authority on higher educational matters in Ghana, among other things.
With the appointment of the UHAS Vice Chancellor as VCG chair, UHAS Registrar Dr. Cynthia Sena Kpeglo automatically becomes chairperson of the following committees: Committee of Registrars and Finance Officers (CRFO); FWSC/TEWU Committee on Promotions of Junior Staff; and Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Committee.
Membership in the VCG has grown over the years and now comprises eleven public Universities: University of Ghana; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi; University of Cape Coast; University of Education, Winneba; University for Development Studies, Tamale; University of Mines, Tarkwa; University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho; University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani; University of Professional Studies, Accra; Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Accra; and Ghana Institute of Journalism, Accra.