The Board of Trustees of the Regent University college of Science and Technology has sworn- in Professor Nicolas N.N. Nsowah-Nuamah into office as the next President after Reverend Professor Kingsley Larbi.
His swearing- in took place after The Board of Trustees of the University announced his appointment as the next President which took effect from January 4, 2016.
In his acceptance speech, he said his vision was to make the University a world class institution of higher learning for technological innovation and entrepreneurship enhancement for sustainable development of Ghana and Africa.
He indicated that he would strive to obtain a charter for the university, increase enrolment, make the University a Technology and
Innovation Research centre and increase the financial sustainability of the university.
He also highlighted some of the challenges facing the private university as low enrollment, Staff Retention and Huge payment of affiliation and its related fees.
He said “one of the solutions to the outlined challenges lie in obtaining a charter status “and added that, attaining a Charter status means “ substantial funds of the institution will be retained by them and the conditions of service of staff will be improved as a result of availability of funds.”
Rev. Professor Emmanuel Kingsley Larbi, Chancellor and founder of the university said, though the University`s major challenge had been resources, their ‘bold initiatives’ led to the establishment of the first ever postgraduate studies in computer science in Ghana and the first ever MBA with international AMBA accreditation in Ghana.”
Regent University College of Science and Technology located in Accra, Ghana, has five schools and faculties with a student population of 2200 and are currently affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, university of Education, Winneba and the Trinity Theological seminary at Legon, Accra.
Professor Nicolas N.N. Nsowah-Nuamah, who was the Rector of Kumasi Polytechnic and the Interim Vice Chancellor of the Kumasi Technical University in Ghana from November 4, to December 31, 2016 was also the Chairman of the Conference of Rectors of Polytechnics (CORP) in Ghana from 2014 to 2015.
He was also the Chairman of the council of the University from its inception in 2005 until his appointment as the President of the institution.
He has also held various faculty and administrative positions at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research at the University of Ghana and the Department of Statistics, including serving as a Full Professor of Statistics at the Institute and heading the Institute’s Statistics, Computing, Information and Communication Division.