Prof. Nsowah-Nuamah (middle) being sworn-in
Former Rector of the Kumasi Polytechnic, Professor Nicholas N.N. Nsowah-Nuamah, has been sworn in as the new President of the Regent University College of Science and Technology.
The experienced professor of statistics takes over from the founder and immediate-past president of the premier private science and technology university college, Rev. Professor Emmanuel K. Larbi.
Prior to his appointment as the new president of the Regent University College of Science and Technology, Prof. Nsowah-Nuamah served as the Chairman of the Governing Council of the University.
He has also served in various capacities in various local and international organizations.
The new Rector is a member of American Statistical Society, Fellow, Royal Statistical Society, UK, Member, International Association of Official Statisticians, among others.
Speaking at Prof. Nsowah-Nuamah’s investiture on Thursday in Accra, Prof. Larbi expressed optimism that the new president would help develop the university which continues to make remarkable strides.
According to him, “Our new president who has served with us as the Chairman of the Governing Council and has a lot of inspiration to draw from.”
In spite of the challenges facing private tertiary institutions in the country, which he said include low enrollment and undue competition from state-owned universities, Prof. Larbi stressed the need for private universities and colleges to work hard to become reputable institutions.
According to him, “There is no reason why private universities in Ghana should not aim at developing to become huge and reputable institutions in Ghana where anyone who needs quality education should turn to as first choice of decision.”
“This is possible because this has been achieved in other countries,” he added, saying “Regent is committed and determined to winning and conquering all odds.”
In his acceptance speech, Prof. Nsowah-Nuamah, outlined his vision for the growth of the university under his stewardship.
According to him, he would help to position the university to ensure the socio-economic development of Ghana and Africa.
Prof. Nsowah-Nuamah indicated that he would work hard to secure a Presidential Charter, increase enrollment in the university, among others.
He pledged to adopt the open-door policy in achieving the set targets of the university.
By Melvin Tarlue