Winsconsin varsity appoints new registrar
The Wisconsin International University College, Ghana, (WIUC-GH), has announced the appointment of Mr Joel Idun-Acquah, as the new Registrar.
Mr Idun-Acquah, who had worked as Deputy Registrar of WIUC-GH for the past decade, would assume the new position following the retirement of outgoing Registrar, Mr Frank Kwame Yeboah.
Speaking at a convocation, in Accra, last Wednesday, to announce the appointment of the new registrar, the President of Wisconsin, Professor Obeng Mireku, noted “When the vacancy came up for us to find a replacement for Mr Yeboah, we did not have to go far in our search for a suitable replacement, which fell on Mr Idun-Acquah”.
The President of MIUC-GH, said “I congratulate Mr Idun-Acquah on his appointment and it is my hope and aspiration that we will join hands in supporting him to succeed, because his success will be our success”.
Prof. Mireku urged staff of MIUC-GH to be diligent, work hard and make valuable contributions to the growth of the university.
Mr Idun-Acquah pledged to work hard and make WIUC-GH a top class university in Africa and the world at large. I would support the president of the university college, to improve academic work to move the university to greater heights.”
The new registrar promised to ensure integrity, transparency and work with the staff and students to make WIUC-GH, an institution of choice.
“I would also support the efforts of using online technologies to enhance education without compromising on integrity. I will work selflessly to achieve the mission, vision and core values of the university,” he said.
Mr Idun-Acquah is an educationist with vast experience in administration and professional teaching experience at the basic, secondary and tertiary levels.
He also worked with the Human Resource Management Unit of the Ghana Education Service, Headquarters, as well as the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education Unit of the Ministry of Education, before joining Wisconsin.
Mr Idun-Acquah was appointed the Assistant Registrar of Wisconsin in 2005 and Senior Assistant Registrar in 2012. He was promoted to the position of Deputy Registrar in 2016, responsible for Academic Affairs, a position he held until his appointment as Registrar on July 1.
BY MICHAEL D. ABAYATEYE