Dr Mohammed Sadat, a lecturer at the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Studies, has been elected as the new president of the UPSA chapter of the University Teachers Association (UTAG).
He secured 149 votes, beating his closest contender, Dr Fred AkaPhari Awaah, who polled 148 votes in the elections held on Wednesay, August 9.
Dr. Sadat previously served as Vice President and Secretary of the association over the past four years.
He will take over from his former boss, Dr. Richard Amankwa Fosu, who has moved on to pursue other interests.
In his victory speech, Dr. Sadat, who is also the Coordinator for the UPSA Language Centre, expressed his gratitude for the support he received and vowed to uphold the values of academic excellence and integrity that UTAG represents.
He highlighted the importance of fostering a collaborative environment among members and vowed to continue the push for improved working conditions, the advancement of members’ welfare as well as the strengthening the union.
Other newly-elected UTAG-UPSA executives include Mr Rester Togormey as Vice President, Mr Jacob Anderson as Secretary and Mrs Ivy Eklemet as Treasurer.
They will steer the affairs of the association for the next two years.
The University Teachers Association (UTAG) is a professional union keen on promoting the academic, professional, and economic welfare of members and the welfare of the entire academic community; safeguarding and promoting the ideals and values of academic freedom and integrity.
Its membership cuts across all the public universities in Ghana, including international associations with sister unions abroad.