A Special Congregation has been held by the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) to conferred on Nana J. K. Opoku-Ampomah, Founder and First Director Of the then Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) Doctor of Business, Honoris Causa, D. BUS, H.C.
Nana Opoku-Ampomah is credited with exceptional visionary and entrepreneurial dexterity that birthed the UPSA.
“Through your selflessness, courage and tenacity of purpose, you bridged the gap in Ghana’s educational system to train students who could not qualify to enter the University after their studies at the sixth form level to continue their education. Today, in recognition and appreciation of your contribution to society, building lives and changing destinies, the UPSA confers on you, Doctor of Business, Honoris Causa, D, Bus, h. c.”, the citation stated.
President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and FIFA Vice-President, Mr Ahmad Ahmad, also had Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, LLD, H.C conferred on him.
” Your working life has predominantly been in the field of sports. Since 1986 you served in various positions, including teaching sports and physical education at Tambohorano college, Madagascar and Mahajanga High School. You were also a coach of AC Sotema, Head of Sports Services at Mahajanga and Associate Lecturer in Sports Legislation and Sports Marketing at the National Academy of Sports. In recognition and appreciation of your contribution to society, UPSA confers on you Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, LLD, h.c”, the citation stated.
The president of the Republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo was the special guest of honour. This is the president’s first visit to the University since becoming the leader of the country.