The first female Registrar of the University of Ghana, Mrs Mercy Haizel-Ashia, has been sworn in.
The Chairman of the University Council, His Lordship Justice Dr S. K. Date-Bah, acting on behalf of the Chancellor, performed the swearing-in in accordance with the requirements of the university statutes.
Mrs Haizel-Ashia is a former Director of Human Resource and Organisational Development of the university of Ghana.
She takes over from Mr Joseph Maafo Budu who has proceeded on statutory retirement.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ernest Aryeetey, paid tribute to Mr Budu after Mr Budu had symbolically handed over to Mrs Haizel-Ashia.
He said the university had benefitted a lot from Mr Budu and learnt from his virtues, which included patience.
Prof. Aryeetey, on behalf of the university management, congratulated Mrs Haizel-Ashia on her appointment.
In her first official statement after the swearing-in ceremony, Mrs Haizel-Ashia thanked the university council for appointing her as Registrar.
The new registrar promised to uphold the vision of the vice-chancellor in working towards the realisation of the strategic objectives of the university and upholding the needs of stakeholders by developing an efficient administrative and professional system.
Mrs Haizel-Ashia, 51, is a professional university administrator. She has extensive management experience within the administrative system of the University of Ghana, starting as a Junior Assistant Registrar and reaching her immediate past position of Director, Human Resource and Organisational Development in over a 25-year career.
Her previous tours of duty within the university include the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, the Public Affairs Directorate, the Academic Affairs Directorate, the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, the Legon Centre for International Affairs and the Faculty of Law.
She is a product of the University Primary School in Legon, Achimota School and the Sixth Form of the Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon.
An alumnus of the University of Ghana, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and an Executive Masters degree in Business Administration (Human Resource Management option).
In addition, she holds several management and leadership certificates. She is a fellow of Volta Hall.
Mrs Haizel-Ashia is married with three children. She worships at the Legon Interdenominational Church.
She loves cooking and enjoys nothing better than to host friends, family and colleagues to home-cooked dishes, served out on her lawn, on a Sunday afternoon.