Professor Abednego Feehi Okoe Amartey, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), has been adjudged ‘Vice Chancellor of the Year’ at the maiden Ghana Education Awards ceremony in Accra.
The event formed part of the 56th handover ceremony and gala celebration organised by the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS).
The event was attended by prominent figures from the education sector, government officials, and university stakeholders, and was graced by the Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum.
With the award of Vice Chancellor of the year, NUGS acknowledges Prof Amartey’s remarkable contributions to the transformation of Ghana’s education landscape and his unwavering support for students and young people throughout the nation.
The award also recognises his exemplary leadership and dedication to advancing the cause of education.
Prof Okoe Amartey, has been at the helm of UPSA for seven years and has played a pivotal role in shaping the institution into a centre of excellence in higher education.
Under his leadership, UPSA has achieved remarkable milestones in the areas of research, academic innovation, expansion of academic offerings, student enrolment numbers, infrastructural development, as well as community and stakeholder engagements.
Furthermore, Prof Amartey has been a strong advocate for inclusivity in education. His commitment to ensuring that education is accessible to all has resulted in numerous scholarship programmes and initiatives designed to support economically disadvantaged students.
Through these efforts, he has empowered countless young Ghanaians to pursue their dreams and achieve academic success.
In his acceptance speech, Prof Amartey, expressed his gratitude to student unions and affirmed his dedication to furthering the cause of education in Ghana.
“This award is not just a recognition of my work but a testament to the collective efforts of the UPSA community in advancing education in our nation,” he said. “I am deeply honored and motivated to continue our journey toward excellence in education. As a leader, I will continue to lead UPSA towards greater heights while invigorating my commitment to education, innovation, and student welfare.”
The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) is the largest student organization in Ghana, dedicated to advocating student rights and welfare.
The Ghana Education Awards are aimed at celebrating the heroes of Ghana’s education landscape, including students, educationists, individuals, and organisations recognizing their contributions to the advancement of education within the nation at all levels.