University of Ghana gets new Registrar

legonThe Council of the University of Ghana has appointed Mr Joseph Maafo Budu as the new Registrar of the University.

A statement signed by Mrs Stella Amoa, Acting Director, Public Affairs, said Mr Budu assumes office on August 1, 2009. He will succeed Mr Alfred Teddy Konu who retires from the University as Registrar on July 31.

Mr Budu is currently the College Registrar of the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences.

A product of Mfanstipim School, Cape Coast, Mr Budu attended the University of Ghana and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Statistics in 1976.

He also has a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration and Educational Statistics from the Institute of Education, University of London, where he graduated in 1986.

Mr Budu was first employed as Junior Assistant Registrar in 1977, promoted Assistant Registrar in 1979, Senior Assistant Registrar in 1987 and Deputy Registrar in 1995.

The statement said Mr Budu has a wealth of experience in University administration, having worked in the Academic Affairs Section, Personnel Section (now Planning and Management Development Directorate) and the Planning Section (now the Planning and Management Systems Directorate).

It said during this period he made numerous contributions to the development of the University’s management information systems and ICT, which is his key interest, and played a key role in the development of staff and student records.

Mr Budu said: “Over the years, in whatever position I found myself, I have explored all avenues for maximising the use of management information systems and ICT facilities in general, for effective management.”

The statement said besides serving on several Boards and Committees in the University, he had also advised other tertiary institutions on a wide range of issues.

Mr Budu was instrumental in implementing computerised management information systems for three universities in Ghana from 1995-98.

Source: GNA

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