The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Professor Abednego Amartey has been selected as a board member of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund), the university announced Friday.
Prof Abednego F. O. Amartey new appointment comes after he was chosen by the Vice Chancellors-Ghana (VCG) as its sole representative to the Trust Fund Board.
UPSA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abednego Amartey was among the other 16 members inaugurated to the Board by the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
The GETFund Board chaired by former Education Minister, Prof Dominic Fobi is responsible for the management of the Fund and the GETFund Act 2000 (Act 581) enjoins them to pursue policies to achieve the Fund’s objectives.
Other responsibilities of the Board are to approve and pay expenditure charged on the Fund under the Act and any enactment, organise fund-raising activities to raise money for the Fund, and impose such charges as it considers necessary for services rendered by the secretariat of the Fund.
The Board members include Dr Richard Ampofo Boadu, Dr Mohammed Marzuq Abubakari, Mr Ammishadai Amoah Mr Benjamin Gyasi, and Prof Mohammed Salifu from Ghana Tertiary Education Commission.
Others are Dr Kofi Mensah from the Ghana Association of Bankers, Ms Aretha Abena Duku from the Ghana Insurers Association and Mrs Kokui Adzo Adu, from the Association of Finance Houses.
The rest are Ms Philippa Larsen from the Ghana National Association of Teachers, Mrs Grace Amey-Obeng, from the Association of Ghana Industries, Mr Emmanuel A.Addo, from the Ghana Employers’ Association.
There are also representatives from the Ghana Education Service Council, Ghana National Union of Technical Students, Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection on the board.