The Laweh Open University College has inaugurated its Governing Council in Accra. The council is the highest decision making body in the University and is expected to oversee the effective administration of the university as a world class facility.
The new Governing Council is also expected to work with national and international partners to position the university to achieve its vision of being a world class open higher education provider founded on the principle of useful and applied learning.
The 11-member Governing Council is chaired by Dr. Kingsley Fletcher (HRM Nene Drolor Bosso Adamtey I). The members are Professor Vincent Ado Tenebe- Former Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria, Professor J. S. Y. Kuma – Vice Chancellor of University of Mines and Technology Tarkwa, Professor Con. Eng, Tolly S.A Mbwette, Former Vice Chancellor, Open University Tanzania, Professor Joshua Alabi- Former Vice-Chancellor UPSA , Professor Goski Alabi- Dean of centre for International Education and Collaboration UPSA.
Others are Ms. Mavis Ekua E. Kwainoe- Legal Practitioner and Lecturer, UPSA, Professor Jemison Kurasha- Dean of Business school, Open University of Zimbabwe, Dr. Joshua Mallet- Director of Centre for Distance Learning and Open Schooling (CENDLOS), and Professor Jonathan Mbah- Director of Research and Planning- AUU.
The Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr. Josiah Cobbah said the university’s philosophy is to provide an opportunity for education without barriers to produce strategic middle to strategic level leaders to be responsible for their own learning and personal transformation.
“We take pride in our ability to work with students with diverse background to harness their potential by identifying, nurturing and turning talents into abilities to contribute their quota to world affairs”, he stated.
Dr. Cobbah expressed confidence in the Governing Council, saying they are all achievers in their various fields of endeavour and urged them to bring their very rich experiences to bear in the governance of the university.
The Chairman of the Governing Council, HRM Nene Drolor Bosso Adamtey I on behalf of the members thanked the University for the confidence reposed in them. He assured the university they will offer selfless service in line with the strategic focus of the university to bring more value to all stakeholders.
The Laweh Open University College is located at Addogon, Nungua and plans to establish regional study centres across the sub-region.
Also present at the ceremony were Noble Dr. King Odaifio Welentsi III, paramount chief of Nungua Traditional Area, Obrimpong Numa Nii Alabi Dzenge, Nungua Mankralo, and Proffesor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu , vice chancellor of the University of Ghana among others
Laweh Open University College is the first accredited Open University in Ghana. The University has accreditation to run four undergraduate and five postgraduate programmes.
Laweh is also a global partner of Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, USA and an affiliate of the Open University of Tanzania.