Acting Director of the Office of Institutional Advancement, University of Ghana, Professor Ebo Hinson has presented books to the Balme Library.
The donation, according to Prof. Hinson, is in fulfillment of the Office’s commitment to give books to the Library in every first week of August every year, ahead of the start of another academic year.
At a brief ceremony to present the books on Friday August 7, 2020, Prof. Ebo Hinson explained that the presentation of the books were necessary as the University has planned to become a research intensive one by 2024.
He added that the University’s 2024 Strategic Plan cannot be achieved if its library is not stocked with the necessary books to aid students in their research work.
“We have to keep writing. The University of Ghana will die the day we stop writing. Our strategic plan says that by 2024, we should become a research intensive University. We have done half way because we started in 2014. I think books are a very powerful way of communicating what is good in Africa,” he said
Receiving the books, Reference Librarian at the Balme Library, Prof. Perpetual Dadzi expressed gratitude to the Office of Institutional Advancement of the University for the gesture.
She pledged to make the books accessible to students as well as patrons of the library.
“We are grateful we are receiving these items. We need to make our presence felt because that is how we are going to make our university go up in the rankings. We will do well to process them so that they can be on the shelves for students and everyone to have access to”.
About UG’s Institutional Advancement Team
The University of Ghana Institutional Advancement Team is one of the eight teams that have been created to assist the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu in implementing strategies that would advance the core areas of the university’s mission and vision.
The particular team is concerned with helping in the area of teaching, research and community service in the University by strategically aligning with individuals and stakeholders to raise the image of the university.
Story by: Seyram Abdallah | universnewsroom.com