The University of Professional Studies, Accra was on Friday, October 28, adjudged the most outstanding Educational Institution of the Year at the fifth edition of the Ghana Business Awards held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.
The Vice-Chancellor of UPSA, Professor Abednego F. O. Amartey, also received the coveted Outstanding Leadership Award for the public sector category for his exceptional leadership and institutional excellence.
The recognition comes barely a year after UPSA picked up the company of the year award at the 2021 edition.
The Ghana Business Awards is a prestigious awards event that recognises and rewards businesses and individuals that have played a defining role in moving their industry forward and demonstrated achievement across a wide variety of domains, including sustainability, operational excellence, innovation, among others.
Prof. Charles Barnor, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of UPSA, led the delegation of very senior faculty members who received the award on behalf of the University.
He was accompanied by Prof John Kwaku Mensah Mawutor, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies; Prof Emmanuel Selase Asamoah, Cognate Dean, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Studies; Prof Abigail Opoku Mensah, Dean of the Centre for International Education and Collaboration; and Prof Kofi Frimpong, a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Management Studies.
“These latest recognitions have entrenched UPSA’s position as the preferred destination for academic excellence and a leader in higher education delivery in Ghana,” Prof Barnor said.
He added that “the last few years have witnessed a university eager to deliver service excellence and contribute to making the most impact at the national, regional, and global levels as part of our strategic transformation agenda.”
“This saw the management of UPSA take certain bold decisions and innovative steps that were geared towards promoting quality higher academic and professional education and enriching students’ collegiate experiences, the results of which we are witnessing today.”
He dedicated the award to every member of the University community, especially the ever-hardworking faculty and staff, for their devoted service and support to the UPSA management. He stressed that “this achievement would not have been possible without you.”
The event brought together business and public sector executives to dine, wine, celebrate excellence, and exchange ideas on how to improve their operations.
In all, 60 businesses and individuals were recognised at the awards and gala night, which was held on the theme: “Promoting Investment in Ghana and Africa.’
The event was co-chaired by Samia Nkrumah and Rev. Dr Joyce Aryee, with Dr Awal Mohammed, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture as the guest speaker.