The Evangelical Presbyterian University College (EPUC-Ho), officially welcomed a new Registrar, George Kwaku Debrie (Togbe Dogbeda V) to its community at a short but colorful handing over ceremony at its main campus in Ho, on Friday, 1st July, 2022.
Kwaku Debrie, who is the “Agbotagbala” of the Vakpo Todzi of the Vakpo traditional area of the Volta Region, took over office officially from Mr. Obed Worlanyo Kwame Adom, the Ag. Registrar.
President of the University College, Professor Edem Kwasi Bakah, in his opening remarks appreciated the outgoing Acting Registrar for his contribution towards the growth of the University College.
“The role of a Registrar in every institution cannot be underestimated, hence the Registrar serves as the main Administrator of the University College. He is the custodian of the rules, laws and regulations of the Institution. He must be the one to keep everybody in line; if you don’t have a strong Registrar, a lot of things will go wrong. Mr. Adom has worked to the best of his ability. He has always composed himself and pushed for work to be done. We will knock on his doors, because he has many institutional memories. We will miss you.”
The President, Prof. Bakah however used same opportunity to introduce the New Registrar.
“The new Registrar is a seasoned university administrator who has worked for about 23 years in the tertiary landscape. Some of the changes you started seeing as a university, he is coming to also continue in that direction and also bring new changes, to ensure that our university college is run properly”.
“He respects protocols and will ensure that the structures work. He has been with us for a while during his transition period and has seen how things work before assuming office today”, the President concluded.
The outgoing Ag. Registrar also used the occasion to express appreciation to staff and management for the cooperation they have offered him during his tenure.
“I want to thank the President; the zeal with which he came to work here, I pray that the Lord will continue to give him strength. And I pray that you continue to live as a family.”
Registrar, George Kwaku Debrie, a Lay preacher of the E. P. Church, Ghana revealed his targets, in his acceptance speech.
“I thank you for this opportunity to work with you. I am also grateful to Mr. Adom (out-gone Ag. Registrar) for the good work he has done. If he had not been here, I would not be here. I have had a lot of insight of this University College and the conditions are difficult. I want to ensure you, that I will lend my support to you all and strive. I appeal for your cooperation and will like to stress on discipline as our core value. If we discipline ourselves, we will be able to discipline our subordinates. Punctuality, keeping to time is one of the steps towards discipline. If we show good example, those who we are managing will follow.”
Mr. Obed W. K. Adom served the University College for 14 years, and 6 years as Acting Registrar.
His successor, Mr. George Kwaku Debrie has worked for the University for Development Studies (UDS) for 23 years. He was the Principal Assistant, Assistant Registrar, Senior Assistant Registrar & Deputy Registrar respectively. He also was served as the General Administrative Head, Human Resources Head, and Governing Council Secretariat.
Mr George Kwaku Debrie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, with a study of Religion (Christianity), a Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism and Communications from the University of Ghana, as well as a Certificate in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the United Kingdom.
Gracing the ceremony were Vice President, Dr. Tsatsu Adogla-Bessa, Mr. Victor Yao Kamasah (Acting Quality Assurance Officer), Mrs. Ayaakor Enuameh-Agbolosoo (Acting Dean, School of Social Science), Mr. Israel Kofi Nyarko (Dean, School of Business), Mr. Newell Yao Soglo (Dep. Registrar, HR and General Administration), Mr. Harrison Kofi Belley (HoD, Governance Studies), Mr. Michael Boateng Darko (Assistant Registrar, Registry), and Mr. Frank Edem Akudeka (Procurement Officer).
A Report by the Campus Broadcasting Centre (CBC) of EPUC