The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has praised the Management of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) for its unflinching commitment to academic excellence and the training of professionals who are excelling in various fields of endeavour.
Dr. Dampare says UPSA’s contribution to the human resource development of the country is worthy of commendation, as several institutions across the globe continue to benefit from the expertise of the University’s graduates.
Dr Dampare, a distinguished alumnus, cited the Ghana Police Service as one of those notable institutions to have benefited enormously from the exploits and exceptional services of the University’s alumni.
“What a good feeling to be back, not to come alone but to return with some of my colleagues who are senior police officers and also alumni of this prestigious University,” the IGP told the first session of UPSA’s 14th congregation as he shared nostalgic memories with graduands on Tuesday.
“Mr Vice-Chancellor, the Ghana Police Service is pregnant with products from this great university and we are happy to have them.”
Dr Dampare who was the Commencement speaker at the First Session of the 14th Congregation of the University also applauded past and present leadership of the University for the “massive transformation” he has witnessed upon his return to the UPSA campus.
“What a good feeling to be back after more than 26 years of leaving these four corners of this great university,” he said. “We are mesmerized about what we have witnessed after long years of absence and coming back to see the development that has taken place here. During our time, there were about three of four structures and now we have countless number of them.”
He singled out the heroic efforts of the founder of the University, Nana Opoku Ampomah who through his vision birth the Institute of Professional Studies (now UPSA).
“Today, UPSA become a centre of academic excellence. By his vision, now this university has become one of the best in the country, in Africa and beyond,” Dr. Dampare noted.
UPSA alumni who accompanied the IGP from the police hierarchy included Commissioner of Police (COP) Mr Christian Tetteh Yohuno, Director of Central Administration, COP Patrick Atampugre Akolgo (Rtd), COP Mr Francis Ebenezer Doku, COP Enoch Adutwum Bediako, DCOP Mr. Emmanuel Kwadjo Ofori and ACP Dr Baba Iddrisu
The UPSA Global Alumni Association presented a citation of honour to the Inspector General of Police for being a worthy ambassador of the University.