‘University administrators should be more creative’

The President of Radford University College, Dr Paul Effah, has urged university administrators to be more creative and aspire to change management practices by exhibiting professionalism and intellectualism in their field of work.

That, he said, would ensure a high sense of intellectual and professional competence in the discharge of their duties through continuous acquisition of skills in support of measures to change the world, especially in the 21st Century.

He was speaking at the maiden Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Workshop Series organised by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) for its members at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi recently.

Dr Effah gave a presentation on “Modern Trends in University Administration and Management” and said university education had evolved over the years to its current state and would take a different turn by 2025, as envisioned by experts of higher educational institutions.


He cautioned administrators to move from artisan administration to take initiatives in managing institutions, otherwise they would not fit in the university system

He emphasised that the changes in structure, leadership and vision, coupled with serious competition, must be a wake-up call to administrators to position themselves to meet both local and global demands.

The National President of GAUA, Mr Matthew Asare, explained that the CPD series was in fulfilment of the NEC’s decision to train and reorient administrative staff for professional excellence.

He informed participants in the workshop that members in the southern sector would also benefit from a similar event soon.

The CPD is part of activities instituted in memory of the late founder member and former national president of GAUA from 1993 to 1997, Mr Kobby Yebo-Okrah.


Until his demise, Mr Yebo-Okrah was the registrar of KNUST.