Professor Ransford Edward Gyampo, a distinguished figure in the field of Political Science at the University of Ghana, has been successfully elected as the President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), specifically for the University of Ghana branch.
With an impressive track record as a prominent and respected academic, Professor Gyampo achieved an impressive 93.3 percent of the total votes in the election, which took place on August 15th, 2023.
Having previously held the position of Director of the Centre for European Studies at the University of Ghana, Professor Gyampo’s ascent to the role of UTAG-UG Chapter President marks a significant step in his career within the association, following his prior role as the General Secretary.
In response to his election, Professor Gyampo expressed deep gratitude to his fellow educators for their trust and support, and he also extended his thanks to his students for their backing in his endeavors. He further conveyed appreciation to all those who offered their well-wishes during this time of honor for him within the association.
He remarked, “I am pleased to announce my successful election as the President of UTAG (UG) with an impressive 93.3 percent of the total valid votes cast. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your kind well-wishes. My sincere appreciation goes out to all my fellow lecturers for the trust they have placed in me, and I am truly thankful for the unwavering support I received from my dedicated students.”
He reiterated his strong dedication to advocating for the well-being of his colleagues, promising to actively and resolutely pursue their welfare on all fronts. Additionally, he emphasized his unwavering commitment to continuing his previous efforts as General Secretary.
The Professor, known for his outspokenness on national matters, emphasized that despite encountering challenges and losing some friendships during his tenure as General Secretary, he remains undeterred in his determination to effectively champion UTAG’s interests in his new role.
“I will take the lead and vigorously and proactively advocate for the welfare of my colleagues. While I acknowledge that I lost some friendships during my time as General Secretary, I am unreservedly prepared to accept further losses as I intensify my efforts on behalf of the University Teachers, now in my capacity as President,” affirmed the recently elected UTAG-UG President.
He emphasized that his actions would be motivated by a genuine desire for progress and not driven by animosity or disdain for any administration. His focus remains on advancing the interests of the academic community.
Professor Gyampo concluded by cautioning that the incoming UTAG leadership under his guidance does not seek confrontation but is resolute in its approach. He underlined, “The current executive team comprises individuals who are firm and uncompromising. If pushed to the point of conflict, our response will be determined and resolute, regardless of the consequences, and we will not yield to influence from any source.”