Prof. Eric Opoku Mensah Appointment as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of UniMAC

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The University of Media, Arts, and Communication (UniMAC) has appointed Prof. Eric Opoku Mensah as the Acting Vice-Chancellor, effective 8th February 2024. The public announcement of this decision was made through a letter dated 15th February 2024. This appointment comes in the wake of the retirement of the former Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo.

Prof. Opoku Mensah has a wealth of experience and expertise in higher education management for this role. He has previously served as the Deputy Rector and later as the Rector of the Institute of Journalism, a constituent institute of the University. With a distinguished service history in the academic community, he has demonstrated a proven track record of leadership and innovation, exemplifying UniMAC’s core values through his commitment to academic excellence, research, and student welfare.

The letter specified that Prof. Opoku Mensah will have the responsibility of guiding UniMAC through its continuous pursuit of academic excellence. His role includes fostering collaboration among faculty, staff, and students, as well as advancing the university’s mission to be globally recognized as a center of excellence in training media, arts, and communication professionals.

A Brief Profile of Prof. Eric Opoku Mensah

Prof. Eric Opoku Mensah, an expert in rhetoric and media studies, assumed the role of Deputy Rector at the Ghana Institute of Journalism in August 2020. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Language, a Master of Philosophy in English Language from the University of Cape Coast, and completed his doctoral degree at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, with a focus on political communication of Kwame Nkrumah.

Prof. Opoku Mensah is an experienced academic who has taught and supervised many students. His research focuses on how communication works in Ghana’s democracy, especially looking at presidential speeches and their impact on nationhood. He is currently studying how the media and political communication function in Ghana’s fourth Republic.

Prof. Opoku Mensah has attended many conferences worldwide and reviews articles for various journals. He also helps assess academic programs for the National Accreditation Board and examines students for some universities in Ghana. He frequently visits Uppsala University, Sweden, and has published many articles in local and international journals.

Congratulations Message from UniMAC to Prof. Eric Opoku Mensah

The University Governing Council and the entire UniMAC community extend their heartfelt congratulations to Prof. Eric Opoku Mensah on his appointment as Acting Vice-Chancellor. We are confident that under his capable leadership, UniMAC will continue to thrive and uphold its rightful reputation.

Gh Educate congratulates Prof. Eric Opoku Mensah for his new appointment as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of UniMAC.

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