GRASAG-GIMPA gets first female President
The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) chapter of the Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG-GIMPA) has sworn in its first female president.
The historic moment was graced by GIMPA’s Dean of the School of Research and Graduate Studies (SRGS), Professor Wisdom Akpalu.
The swearing-in ceremony was performed by the national president of GRASAG, Mr. Thomas Elorm Tagbotor.
Other members of the new GRASAG-GIMPA executives are Emmanuel Adomako Vice president, Yussif Musah Amadu , General Secretary, Ahlaam Mohammed Treasurer; Bernice Azameti, Gender Commissioner and Ebenezer Angaamwine Sabogu , Organiser.
Speaking at the programme held in Accra on Friday for all elected executives, the president, Ms Judith Sitsope Apetorgbor stated that her new position was not only significant for her as a graduate student but also, a commitment to championing gender equality, inclusivity and empowerment.
“This position is not only significant for me but for every graduate student of GIMPA. As the first female president of GRASAG-GIMPA I see it as an occasion to amplify the voices and support the aspirations of students,” Ms Apetorgbor added.
She mentioned that she would among others focus on cultivating a nurturing and empowering environment where every female student feels valued and motivated to unleash their full potentials.
Ms Apetorgbor also emphasised the significance of mentorship, fostering strong networks and personal growth.
She expressed gratitude to the Management of GIMPA for the trust reposed in appointing the Institute’s first female Registrar, Dr. Mrs. Victoria Kunbour and Acting Deputy Rector and Dean of Students, Dr. Augustina Akonnor.
“Their positions clearly show that nothing is impossible to achieve as females. It is time for women all over the world, irrespective of their backgrounds to rise up, believe in themselves and take up leadership positions.”
“The future is bright and with the needed support, my executives and I will undoubtedly make a profound impact on the lives of our fellow students” she said.
Congratulating the newly sworn-in executives, Professor Akpalu urged them to remain selfless in the discharge of their duties and lead exemplary lives.
He also admonished Ms Apetorgbor to be determined and confident, assuring her of the Institute’s support.
According to the dean of SRGS, it was very necessary for women to be encouraged to take up leadership positions, adding that he was very proud of Ms Apetorgbor’s achievement.
“The school has your support so I am urging all of you to make discipline a hallmark. Serve the student body in all diligence and set good examples for them to follow,” he added.
On his part, the immediate past president of GRASAG-GIMPA, Eric Ofosu Asare in a speech read on his behalf thanked Management of the Institute for the unwavering support received by the past executives during their tenure of office and hoped that GRASAG-GIMPA under the leadership of Ms Apetorgbor would make greater impact on GIMPA’s academic community.
By Raissa Sambou