Prof. Bill Buenar Pupulampu
Prof. Bill Buenar Pupulampu, formerly of the University of Ghana Business School, and who until recently was the Vice President, Academic (2014-2016) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (2016-2017) of Central University, was inducted as the Vice-Chancellor of Central University at a solemn and memorable ceremony at the University’s Miotso campus.
The ceremony which was attended by the Chancellor of the University, Rev. Dr. Mensa Otabil, saw a number of officials of Central University, namely, the Pro-Chancellor, Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee in attendance.
Characteristic of a faith-based institution, the ceremony was interspersed with hymns and a homily during the Chancellor’s welcome address, during which he bestowed spiritual blessings on the Vice-Chancellor, and charged him to be guided by faith, integrity and excellence, which are the values of Central University.
Prof Kwesi Yankah, immediate past Vice-Chancellor, in a symbolic handing over of the baton to his successor, while congratulating Prof. Pupulampu, expressed his commitment to support the University at all times.
Prof Kwesi Yankah, immediate past Vice-Chancellor, handing over to Prof. Puplampu
In his inaugural address as Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Bill Puplampu called for a clear policy direction regarding the development of appropriate human capital, and higher education needs of the country. “Ghana seems to have moved through a variety of reforms, experiments and explosion in a deregulated educational space.
“We have a situation where we are over producing certain types of skills (leading to unemployment of graduates) and grossly under producing others.
Prof. Puplampu also stated that his vision was to make the Central University the preferred destination for undergraduate and post-graduate studies in the private higher education space, while seeking to demonstrate the values of a truly Christian University with enabling environment for nurturing students. He was hopeful that the University under his tenure will become financially stable with an internationalised standard research, scholarship and advocacy footprint.
Prof Puplampu holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana, MSc in Occupational Psychology from the Polytechnic of East London; a PhD in Organisational Behaviour from the University of East London in the United Kingdom.
Prof Puplampu is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society with specialization in Occupational and Organisational Psychology.