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Presby University College gets female registrar

BY: Kwame Asare Boadu
Rev Prof Emmanuel Adow Obeng, the President of the PUCG,  introducing Mrs Mary Abena Agyepong to the gathering
Rev Prof Emmanuel Adow Obeng, the President of the PUCG, introducing Mrs Mary Abena Agyepong to the gathering

The Presbyterian University College, Ghana, (PUCG) has appointed Mrs Mary Abena Agyakoma Agyepong as its registrar.

She becomes the first-ever woman in the college to ascend to the highest position of a registrar, after serving as a Deputy Registrar from September 2018.

Induction ceremony

The President of PUCG, Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Adow Obeng, who inducted her into office during a church service, implored Mrs Agyepong to work hard with the staff and partners of the university to improve its fortunes in the midst of the difficult challenges it faces.

He described her “as a partner to PUCG sent by God to help build the university at this time in the life of the university.”
Prof. Obeng told her not to lose heart because God was with her and also assured her of total support from the management and staff of the university.

Response

Responding to her induction, Mrs Agyepong thanked the Almighty God “for His goodness and mercy towards us all, for his providence and unfailing mercies that have made us who we are.”

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She started her working life in Ghana with the Sunyani Polytechnic in September 1997, first as a lecturer, then as a Head of Department and at the young age of 31, she became the first female vice principal of the polytechnic.

Work experience

Between February 2003 and August 31, 2007, she served as the Dean of Students during which time she championed the institutionalisation of the Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series, a forum created for the presentation and the dissemination of research findings.

She was also part of the team that supervised the integration of ICT into the processes and procedures of the polytechnic.

From September 2007 to August 2013, Mrs Agyepong served as the first Female Registrar of the Koforidua Polytechnic and was responsible to the Rector of Human Resource Management, Organisational Development, Academic and Students Affairs, among others.