Seth Terkper gets teaching appointment at UGBS

BY: Graphic Online

Former Finance Minister, Mr Seth Emmanuel Terkper has been appointed as a part-time lecturer at the University of Ghana (UG).

He will be teaching Public Policy at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS).

Mr Terkper announced his new appointment on Twitter.

"I have just been appointed a part-time lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School," he tweeted.

"Looking forward to exciting interactions with students during my Public Policy lectures," he added.


"In 2017 I did same as a Corporate Executive in Residence at UGBS similar to a visiting lecturer."

Mr Terkper served as a Deputy Finance Minister between 2009 and 2013 under President J.E.A. Mills.

President John Dramani Mahama promoted him as Finance Minister in January 2013, a position he held until January 6, 2017. 

Mr Terkper is a Chartered Accountant, who holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School, Harvard University.

He was born in Somanya in the Eastern Region of Ghana, where he started his Elementary School education in the Presby cluster of schools.

He obtained his first degree in Business Communication from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana.

As a Deputy Minister of Finance from March 2009 to January 2013, Mr Terkper worked mainly on the Budget and Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) as well as on revenue policy and administration.

Before joining the IMF, Terkper worked in staff and management positions—including National VAT Coordinator and Deputy Commissioner—in the National Revenue Secretariat MOFEP and revenue agencies in Ghana. He played a key role in the introduction of the Value Added Tax (VAT) in Ghana.

He has consulted for the IMF; Harvard Institute for International Development(HIID), Harvard International Tax Program (ITP); African Development Bank [AfDB], and UN Committee of Tax Experts. He was a correspondent for Tax Analysts, USA.

Terkper has been part of—and participated in leadership positions in—local government (including membership of the Yilo District Assembly), social, religious, and student bodies.

Terkper published a book on VAT (VAT Handbook by Thompson-Reuters) in 2011 and continues to maintain a keen interest in research, publications, reviews and teaching.