As the earth goes round on its axis in a day, and progressively revolves round the sun in a year, in this manner, we have been ushered into the year 2011. Monday, January 17, 2011 marks the beginning of a new semester and I take great pleasure in welcoming the student body, the teaching faculty, management and staff into the university.
Thanks be to our god who makes all these processes possible. Our special welcome and congratulations go to the fresh students, new lecturers and senior management personnel who have come in to rejuvenate the system. Mention must be made particularly of Professor Akpanglo Nartey, a.k.a Nene Abanam-Akpanglo II, a traditional ruler and Professor of Linguistics, who has been appointed Vice-President for Institutional Effectiveness. At the same time, we take the opportunity to wish the Provost, Dr. Charles Owiredu, who has proceeded on a one year sabbatical leave from January 1st to December 1st 2011, a fruitful and restful leave. May God see him through his project work on the Twi Bible Concordance among other academic articles for publication.
The last fortnight, from 5th to 14th January, 2011 has been employed in a series of workshops to put the staff and senior members in state of readiness to deliver optimally in line with our University’s objectives of chartering within three years and attaining a world class status in the next ten years. We expect maximum co-operation from various segments of the student body and the staff to ensure huge successes for both matriculation and fourth graduation ceremonies slated for 25th February and 2nd April 2011 respectively.
My last word goes to the students. Time and tide wait for no man. Redeem the time. That is, make the most out of your time you will spend in the University. Time flies. Pretty soon you will pass out with various degrees but the quality of the degrees will depend on the effort you put in. sharpen your talents and lay strong foundation for a life time that will leave your mark on the sands of time.
On behalf of the management of the University, I wish everyone and all a Happy, Productive and Prosperous New Year, 2011.