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Section 3: Faculty & Staff for 2014/2015 Academic Year

Total staff strength during the 2014/2015 academic year stood at one hundred and twenty six (126) administrative staff and ninety six (96) active faculty staff. The faculty staff comprises  sixty eight (72%) full time and 27 (28%) adjunct lecturers with six teaching assistants.


Summary of Faculty Size in the various Schools and Centre




M.A/ MBA /MSc. /M.Ed

Other (Professional)

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*** Regent Institute of Languages and General Studies




Full Time and Adjunct compared






3.1 Staff Recruitment /Appointments

a. Key Executive Appointments

  • Prof. Abid Yahya

Prof. Abid Yahya has been appointed as the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering and also as the acting Head, Department of Informatics. This is part of the on-going efforts to raise the profile of the School of Engineering, Informatics and Technology.

Prof. Yahya holds a BSc degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan, MSc and PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Universiti Sains Malaysia. Prof Yahya has a very distinguished academic career.  He has over 100 publications to his credit.  He has supervised several doctoral and masters theses.   He has made strong contributions to various research centres and has received several awards for his distinguished academic and professional work.  He has collaborated with several international universities and companies.


  • Dr. Francis Annor

Dr. Francis Annor holds a BA in Psychology and Information Studies from the University of Ghana, Legon; an M.Phil in Social and Developmental Psychology from University of Cambridge, UK (Downing College) and a PhD. In Social and Developmental Psychology from the University of Cambridge, UK (St. John’s College). Dr. Annor joins Regent-Ghana as the head of the Psychology Department of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.


  • Dr. Ebenezer M. Ashley

Dr. Ebenezer M. Ashley completed his PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (AMDS) with a concentration in Finance at the Walden University in Minnesota, USA (2014).  He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry College of New York, USA (2009); and a combined Bachelor of Arts (BA) major in Sociology and French from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana (2003). He was an Assistant Professor in the Division of Business at the ASA College in New York, USA. He Chaired the Student Support Services Committee for Middle States Accreditation at ASA.  He is a member of the American Accounting Association (AAA), the American Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (AIPB) and the United States Honours Society. Dr. Ashley joins Regent University College as the Dean of the School of Business and Leadership (SBL).


a.      Other Key Appointments

  1. Dr. Appianda Arthur (Director, Business Development/Lecturer)
  2. Dr. Samuel Appiah-Marfo, PhD in International Peace and Conflict from Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA, LLM in Intercultural Human Right, from St. Thomas University, Florida, USA.
  3. Mr. Charles Kwening, MBA (Strategic Management) from West London University, London, 1998, BBA (Accounting) from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan State. Mr. Kwening joins Regent University as a Lecturer in SBL, as well as the Deputy Director, Business Development.
  4. Ms Eunice Osei-Asibey, M. Phil. Statistics, University of Ghana, 2012 Ms. Osei-Assibey joins as a lecturer and  the Acting Director, MSc.Statistics Programme.
  5. Mr. Otuo Acheampong - MSc. In Applied Instrumentation and Control from Glasgow California University, UK . Mr. Acheampong has been appointed as a Lecturer in SIET.


b.      Visiting Scholars

Regent-Ghana, with the vision of building a world-class University continue to strengthen its faculty capacity through the invitation of highly experienced scholars to share their experiences and knowledge with the Regent faculty and students. Key among the scholars for the year under review are;


Prof. Bekir Karlik

Prof. Karlik is a Professor in computer Engineering, at Selcuk University in Konya- Turkey, with over twenty years of research experience culminating in more than sixty publications. Prof Karlik received his BSc. in Electrical Engineering, MSc. and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering from Yildiz Technical University, Turkey. His research interests include artificial intelligence, artificial neural networks, machine learning, pattern recognition, computer vision, biometric recognition, biomedical signal & image processing, and telemedicine just to name a few. Professor Karlik’s international journals and proceedings have been indexed by EI and SCI. He also serves as an Editor-in-Chief for the Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems journal. Prof. Karlik upon joining Regent-Ghana, facilitated a seminar recently on “Machine Learning Applications in Medicine”, a seminar that enlightened faculty members of the diverse nature of engineering and computer applications in the field of medicine.


Prof. James Nkansah-Obrempong

Prof. James Nkansah-Obrempong is a Professor in Systematic Theology, Culture, Ethics, and African Theology, currently the Dean of NEGST- Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, at Africa International University (AIU), Kenya. NEGST exists to promote excellence in African and Global Christianity by training Christ-centered leaders who will transform the Church and society. Prof. Nkansah-Obrempong joined Regent-Ghana as a visiting scholar of the Theology department to share his knowledge and experiences with the existing staff and faculty to advance staff development and academic research.


3.2 Staff Development

Staff development continues to be an inseparable component of the Regent-Ghana functions in achieving its vision, mission and goals. During the 2014/2015 academic year, a number of staff participated in various seminars, workshops, conferences and training, that were organized internally and externally. Currently, majority of the faculty members continues to pursue their terminal degrees (PhD) in their various fields of specialization.


Workshop/Seminars Internally Organized


A Two Day Workshop on Maintaining High Academic Standards in Affiliate Institutions-the Place and Role of the Quality Assurance Office-KNUST (May 21-22, 2015)

This workshop was organized by the Academic and Student Affairs Division of KNUST as part of its Continuous Professional Development Programme for Affiliate Institutions. The workshop was to jointly share knowledge and ideas on achieving high academic standards through quality assurance mechanism and also nurture professionals to pursue quality assurance in tertiary institutions in Ghana. Participants were mainly quality assurance and examination officers, and heads of departments from KNUST affiliate institutions.


Participants from Regent University College of Science were;

  • Mr. David Botwe-Head of Examination Unit
  • Mr. Azumah Mahmud, Examination Officer
  • Mr. Derrick O. Gyamfi –Research Analyst-Institutional Research, Planning and Quality Management Unit


Workshop on Machine Learning Applications in Medicine (April 7, 2015)

Regent University College of Science and Technology hosted a workshop on “Machine Learning Applications in Medicine”, at its McCarthy Hill Campus on April 7, 2015.  The workshop was led by Prof. Bekir Karlik, of Selcuk University, Turkey. In his presentation, Prof. Karlik discussed the importance of Machine Learning and its essential role in the medical imaging field, including computer-aided diagnosis, image segmentation, image registration, image fusion, image-guided therapy, image annotation and image database retrieval. The workshop focused on major trends and challenges in this area, and its potential in identifying new cutting-edge techniques and their use in medical imaging in Ghana and the world.


Workshop on “Customer Service in the Context of Best Practice University” (April 16, 2015)

Workshop on "Customer Service in the Context of Best Practice University", led by Dr. Appianda Arthur, Ag. Director, Business Development Center, was held in the Multi-purpose of  the City Campus, for Senior Members of the University. The workshop was to share ideas and improve on the best practices of serving the University stakeholders (students, parents, guardians, and the larger public). The workshop revealed the need for every activity of the University to be student-focused, where customer service discipline is integrated into the culture and activities of the University.


A Two-Day Strategic Planning Workshop (January 12-13, 2015)

A two-day Strategic Planning Workshop was held from the 12th to 13th January 2015 at the Multi-purpose Hall of the City Campus. Mr. Titus Etori Iguria, from Zion Technology Consultants, a Kenya-based firm, facilitated the training workshop. In attendance at the workshop were Deans, Heads of Departments, Senior Administrative Staff, and management members. The workshop highlighted the best practices in the management of higher tertiary institutions and offered the opportunity to address issues relevant to the attainment of the University’s strategic objectives and mission. Key among the topics discussed were issues bordering on environmental sustainability, quality assurance, and research output.


Workshop on “E-Learning for Faculty Members” (June 2014)

Regent University, as a means of ensuring the maximum use of ICT, had since its inception been using an online platform to enhance the teaching and learning processes. To open up the doors of tertiary education to more people, Regent University during the period under review went a step further by holding various training sessions for the staff and faculty to sharpen their skills progressively towards migrating courses online.  At the moment Regent University is implementing a hybrid system where traditional classroom teaching is run alongside online modules. Every lecturer is currently using the online technology to aid teaching delivery.


Staff Advancement Workshop as Preparation towards a Charter (August 2014)

This workshop was held with the theme "Preparing for a Charter and Building a World Class Institution: The Role of Stakeholders." It was attended by Management, Staff and Lecturers of the University. Seasoned speakers were drawn from sister institutions to share best practices with the University. Guest speakers included Prof. Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa - Former Vice Chancellor, KNUST; Prof. N.N. Nsowah-Nuamah, Rector of Kumasi Polytechnic, and Chairman of Regent University Council;  Mr. Kwame Dattey, Executive Secretary, National Accreditation Board; Prof. J.M. Frimpong,  Dean, KNUST School of Business; Prof. F. K. Hymore (formerly of Covenant Unversity, Nigeria) – Ag. Vice President, Regent Academic Affairs; Mr. Kwaku Pabbi, Snr. Lecturer, Dept. of Computer Science, KNUST; and Mr. William Gariba Akanwariwiak of KNUST Examination Audit unit, among others. Topics that were discussed focused on issues relating to the roles of stakeholders (academic staff, supporting staff, students, management, council members and mentoring institutions); integrity of examination administration; the roles of customer service and student satisfaction; accreditation expectations; relating to the larger public and the place of online learning technology in building an institution of excellence.


Conferences & Meetings attended by Staff during the 2014/2015 Academic Year


  • Dr Paul K. Obeng, 5th AAU Management Development Training Workshop, Cape Coast, Ghana, 5th-9th May, 2014
  • Dr Paul Obeng, Meeting of Focal Points of AFRA Regional Designated Central and Project Scientific Consultants, Vienna, Austria, 1st -5th December, 2014
  • Dr. Stanley Moffatt - 7th International Symposium on Macro- and Supra-molecular Architectures of Nanomaterials. Johannesburg, South Africa, 23 - 27 November 2014
  • Special Invitation for Presentation of Research Paper

Dr. Stanley Moffatt has been selected as the sole participant from Africa to make an oral presentation on “Nanotechnology for Drug and Gene Delivery in Africa – Current Perspectives” at the upcoming 5h Annual World congress of Nanoscience &Technology (Nano S&T-2015) in China, this October, 2015.



  • Justice Appiah & Charles Hanu, Open University (Netherlands) PhD workshop on “Advance Quantitative Techniques (Part 1)" held at Stevens Hotel, Ho, Ghana, January 2014.
  • Justice Appiah & Charles Hanu, Open University (Netherlands) PhD workshop on "Advance Quantitative Techniques (Part 2)" held at the Stevens Hotel, Ho, Ghana, June 2014
  • Sewornu Kobla Afadzinu, Workshop on Multivariate Analysis, Open University, Heerlen, The Netherlands, 7th - 10th May, 2014
  • Sewornu Kobla Afadzinu, Fourth International PhD conference “Africa and the world: Research in an Emerging Global Context” Open University, Heerlen, The Netherlands, 25th October – 2nd November, 2014
  • Nancy Ansah and Dr Appianda Arthur, African Student Recruitment Conference, London, UK, 15th -16th October, 2014
  • Nancy Ansah, National Social Protection High Level Conference, Ministry of Gender and Social Protection, Accra, Ghana, 18th November, 2014
  • Lenos Ankrah, Innovation for Access to Information, The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana and Committee of University Librarians, Accra, Ghana, 14th-18th July, 2014.
  • Benjamin Larbi, 1st Euro African Youth Parliament, Berlin, Germany, 27th March – 4th April, 2014.
  • Benjamin Larbi, African Youth and Governance Conference 2014, Lusaka, Zambia, 4th -8th August, 2014.
  • Benjamin Larbi, Third High Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (organized by the African Union), Dakar, Senegal, 30th -31st  October, 2014.
  • Benjamin Larbi, World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction/Children in Youth Forum – Sendai, Japan, 14th  – 18th  March 2015



  • Tolchard, B., Glozah, F. N. & Pevalin, D. J. (2014, August). Attitudes towards Gambling in Ghanaian Adolescents. Presented at the 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Addiction Research & Therapy,Chicago, USA
  • Tolchard, B., Glozah, F. N. & Pevalin, D. J. (2014, September). Attitudes in Gambling in Ghanaian Adolescents. Presented at the 10th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues, Helsinki, Finland.


  • Papers Accepted for Presentation at International Conferences
    • Glozah, F. N., Komesuor, J., Adu-Asamoah, N. A. (2015, July). The association between alcohol abstinence self-efficacy and the pros and cons of alcohol use in University students: Data from Ghana. Accepted for presentation at the 14th European Congress of Psychology, Milan, Italy.
    • Glozah, F. N., Adu-Asamoah, N. A., Komesuor, J., & Aggrey, F. K. (2015, May). Does alcohol abstinence self-efficacy influence the decision to use alcohol in University students? Accepted for presentation at the Conference on Psychology and Social Harmony, Beijing, China.
    • Glozah, F. N., Adu-Asamoah, N. A., Komesuor, J., Aggrey, F. K., Akwei, M. (2015, September). Decision to use alcohol in university students: the role of alcohol abstinence self-efficacy. Accepted for presentation at the 29th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Limassol, Cyprus.



Relevant publications during the year are listed below;

  • Stanley Moffatt (2014). Targeted Nanotechnology: Delivering Small but Deadly Punches. MOJ Proteomics and Bioinformatics.  1(1): 1-3.
  • Stanley Moffatt, Walter Hiddelman, Mahindra Donarein (2015). Nanoparticle-Mediated Targeted Therapy with a Novel Tumor Enzyme-Activated Delivery System (TEADS). Int. Jnl. of Nanosci. and Nanotechnol.  6(1): 9-19.
  • Stanley Moffatt (2015). Nanoparticle PEGylation for Cancer Therapy. MOJ Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 2(1): 1-3
  • Glozah, F. N. & Pevalin, D. J. (2015). Factor structure and psychometric properties of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) among Ghanaian adolescents. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 27(1), 53-57.
  • Glozah, F. N. (2014). The association between skill development and task specificity among University Students. International Research Journal of Social Sciences, 3(6), 33-36.
  • Glozah, F. N. & Lawani, S. (2014). Social change and adolescent rites of passage: A cross cultural perspective. International Journal of Human Sciences, 11(1), 1188-1197.
  • Glozah, F. N. (2015). Exploring Ghanaian adolescents’ meaning of health and wellbeing: A psychosocial perspective. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Wellbeing, 10: 26370. doi:
  • Glozah, F. N. & Pevalin, D. J. (2014). Perceived social support and parental education as determinants of adolescents’ physical activity and eating behaviour: A cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health.  doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2014-0019
  • Tolchard, B., Glozah, F. N. & Pevalin, D. J. (2014). Attitudes to gambling in Ghanaian adolescents. Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy, 5:3. doi: 10.4172/2155-6105.S1.015
  • Andor. B. A. (2014). “Sexual Harassment in Genesis 39:7-10: A reader-response criticism” In Journal of African Biblical Studies, Vol. 5, pp. 42-64
  • Andor. B. A., Adu-Acheampong. G, Osei-Bonsu. R, Berchie.D, Ansong. E.D, Tenortey. F. (2014). “Waste Management, Energy Production and Godliness” In Journal of Current Computer Science and Technology, Vol. 4, no. 04
  • Andor. B. A., and Quaye. E. (2014). “Wholistic Education and the Shema Creed (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)” In Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 27, pp. 143-148


Ongoing Research: (2014/2015 Academic Year)

  1. Dr. Stanley Moffatt
    Moffatt, S. (2015). NANOENGINEERING TO NANOMEDICINE: FROM BENCH TO BEDSIDE - principles, strategies and perspectives (book in preparation)
  2. Dr. Ebenezer M. Ashley


3.4 Other Activities by Regent-Ghana

a. Educational Support Services (ESS)

The ESS has been organizing several functional activities including internship and job placement, seminars and workshop, and the administration of the Green book, in an attempt to bridge the gap between tertiary education and industry.


Internship and Job Opportunities

There has been a significant improvement on the demand for internship letters, as a result of the various seminars on students’ orientation. A total of 321 letters of internship were issued and over fifty (50) students secured internship opportunities during the 2014/2015 academic period. Among the key institutions that hosted Regent students for internship are:


Ghana Civil Aviation Authority

Aqua Vittens Company Ltd

The Bank of Ghana


Ghana Airport Company

Volta River Authority

Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA)

37 Military Hospital

Melcom (Gh) Ltd

Holy Trinity Hospital

HFC Bank Ltd



The ESS continues to establish more linkages with industry to secure placement opportunities for students. It is worth noting that Metrolife Insurance and Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, have agreed to receive some Regent students into their fraternity. A total of 400 of the fresh graduates (203 from SBL, 176 from SIET, and 21 from FAS) have been duely processed to commence the National Service programme.


Seminar/ Workshop

As a way of bridging the gap between the tertiary education and industry, the ESS organized business-oriented seminars and workshops for the students.  The workshops featured prominent speakers and CEOs from various industries and organisations. The table below summarizes the different seminars/workshop organized so far under the ESS during the 2014/2015 academic year:



Name of Workshop


August 2014

After School What Next?

This was to enlighten the students about the industry demands and expectation, and how they should prepare to fit well into the business world.

September 2014

How to write a good CV and Autobiography

This workshop was aimed at teaching students how to prepare a good CV and Autobiography

October 2014

You and the Financial Market

The seminar focused on how to make prudent financial decisions in view of the changing economic situations such as interest rate, inflation, stock exchange shares and government bonds

November 2014

Road Show Conference (Success Africa 2014) @  Multipurpose Hall, City Campus

Designed to inculcate entrepreneurial and innovative skills among Regent students.

December 2014

Inspiring Students to Hold on to Entrepreneurship

The seminar was intended to promote entrepreneurial zeal among Regent students

January 20, 2015

National Service Orientation Workshop by the ESS Department under the auspices of the National Service Scheme at the Multipurpose hall, City Campus

This seminar was organized for the 2015/2016 potential national service personnel from Regent-Ghana. The seminar highlighted key issues such as online registration, posting processes and procedures, students’ reposting and many likely issues that are often encountered by service personnel. In all, 380 students attended the seminar.

February 12, 2015

Green Book and Autobiography

by the ESS Department

The workshop was to orient students on how to prepare comprehensive Autobiography and how to fill the Green Book.

February 27, 2015

Five (5) Years Vision Plan/ Green Book Seminar


Following the Department’s schedule  to cover the entire level 400 student body, a second phase of the Green book seminar on how to write a ‘five year vision plan’ was organized for both the evening, morning and weekend streams. The green book session was conducted by Mr. Yaw Boadi Appiah while Mr. Hanu focused on the five years vision plan. The workshop took place at Room104 and the Multipurpose Hall. The seminar took place on February 27, 2015. The general turnout was encouraging.

January 3-February 7, 2015

First Aid Lectures

The Department, in collaboration with the academic office organized a four-weekend first aid lectures for the level 400 Engineering students of the School of Informatics and Engineering. The lectures took place at the McCarthy Hill campus on Saturdays, and were capped with examination. The total number of students who sat for the examination was 136. The exam started at 10:00 am and ended at 12:00pm. Mr. Obu was the chief facilitator of the exam


Green Book and Autobiography Administration

The green book/autobiography is a unique and innovative activity meant to develop the skills and competencies of students on aspects of life that are not experienced in the classroom. This is achieved through attending seminars and workshops on typical issues, and participating in community engagement. It serves as a guide to know the wealth of experiences acquired throughout the academic life of the student. This exercise equips students, upon completion, to be all-rounded for the industry. The green books are administered by the ESS Department, and the evaluation one by the various HODs. During the 2014/2015 academic year, the ESS Department received a total of 440 Green Books/Autobiography; 137 from SIET, 269 from SBL, and 34 from FAS.


Orientation and Matriculation

Orientation was organized for the newly admitted students, as done each year, from October 7 to 11, 2014 and January 18, 2015, for the October and January batches  respectively. The orientation began with a welcome address by the Deputy Registrar, followed by the Introduction of Deans and Heads of Departments/Regent Administration by the Dean of SBL and finally the Academic Policies and Programmes by the Academic Secretary.

The second day was led by the Heads of the Admission and the ESS Departments. It highlighted the relevance and administration of the Green Book /Autobiography, Issues of Admissions, and Introduction of leaders of Regent Ghana Students’ Union (RGSU).

The third and the fourth days saw presentations on the Societal life on Campus, the Regent Fee Payment Issues, Issues of Course Registration, Cyber Campus, Learning Skills and Spiritual Life on Campus. The entire orientation came to a close on the fifth day with inter-campus tour and taking of photographs for Identity Cards.


b. Health Bay

The institution’s health bay continues to play its significant role in providing first aid treatment, counselling and referrals for staff and students. During the year under review, a total of 337 persons visited the health bay. Holy Trinity Hospital and Prime Care Medical Center continue to be the institution’s referral hospitals.

Beginning the 2014/2015 academic year, Regent-Ghana instituted a number of proactive measures as part of the preparedness, prevention and response plans on the Ebola control in Ghana as requested by the President of Ghana for all tertiary institutions.

Among the major activities were;

  • The purchase of Ebola gowns, gloves and goggles, as well as the establishment of an isolation ward to attend to emergency cases if any Ebola symptoms were found
  • Purchase and use of non-Contact Thermometer for temperature checking
  • Purchase and positioning of  Veronica buckets and hand washing soap at all the entrances to the campuses for students and staff.
  • Recruitment of a nurse to augment the workload of the current health staff

Staff and students were monitored on daily basis for Ebola symptoms through the use of the Non-Contact Thermometers, and completing a monitoring form that listed varying symptoms of the Ebola infection. In all, a total of 1600 forms were completed and there was no single Ebola symptom identified.


c. Sporting Activities

The PUSAG (Private Universities Students’ Association of Ghana) GAMES, an annual event that brings together students from the various private universities in Ghana, to develop and showcase their hidden sporting and athletic talents, was held from the 24th to the 29th of March 2015 at KNUST. Today, PUSAG has a membership of over 38 private universities with a combined student population of about 50,000.

As usual, Regent University College of Science and Technology was well-represented at this year’s Games, covering football, basketball, tennis, swimming and athletics.

It is gratifying to note, that the Regent Men’s Football Team emerged victorious in the final match which saw them face Methodist University College. The Regent team dominated the whole game, defeating the team from Methodist University College 1-0. Regent's Moses Raymond Oko, who was also the highest goal scorer of the soccer tournament, scored the winning goal of the match. The Regent Men’s Soccer Team was crowned Soccer Champions at the 2015 PUSAG Games and Festival.

Representing Regent-Ghana, Elikem Kuwornu, a level 400 student, won 1st place in the Triple Jump, High Jump and Long Jump categories.

In all, the Regent Sports Team won three gold medals, one bronze medal and the Soccer Cup during the PUSAG Games. Regent also placed third in Volleyball, and was among the top five teams in discus throw (men), shot put (women) and table tennis (Men and Women) competitions respectively.  

With this unprecedented success in sporting activities, the University plans to invest heavily in building an ultra-modern sports facility at the Main Campus at McCarthy Hill that would help cater to the training needs of our gallant sportsmen..