The Management of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) on Friday, October 16, 2020, at the University’s auditorium appointed Professor Richard Amankwah as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University.
Professor Richard Amankwah prior to his appointment was the Dean of the Faculty of Integrated Management Science. He took over from Prof. J. S. Y. Kuma, whose tenure ended on 15th October this year.
Speaking during his investiture, Prof Amankwah said, his vision as the Vice Chancellor was to deepen scholarship, innovation and entrepreneurship in UMaT to drive sustainable industrial development in Ghana and beyond.
According to Prof Amankwah, for the next four years, he will lead the University to think local but act global and align university-wide research focus towards national and global agenda such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
He reiterated that under his tenure, the University will digitise and automate administrative functions and work towards a paperless campus in line with the government’s agenda on Transformational Digitisation of Institutions.
This, according to the Vice-Chancellor, will help the University to increase intake and run both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes online all year round.