Robert Ebo Hinson, the chartered marketer and scholar, has been appointed as pro-vice-chancellor of Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU).

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In a statement, the institution’s council said the appointment, which is for a period of three years, takes effect from May 1, 2022.

GCTU is a “progressive” public university. The act establishing the institution notes that the university aims at providing a viable centre for higher education in information and communication technology.

In a letter accepting the offer, Hinson expressed his delight at joining an institution which aims to provide “global consultancy services to both the private and public sectors, fostering university-industry linkages, promoting basic and applied research, and creating an entrepreneurial environment that will support innovation and product incubation development.”

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Hinson has held several higher education administrative roles across east and west African varsities.

He has served as vice-chancellor, rector, deputy vice-chancellor, director of the institutional advancement, head of a residential hall, as well as head of the academic department.

In September last year, Hinson was named the deputy vice-chancellor academic at the University of Kigali (UoK), Rwanda.

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He was earlier appointed an honorary marketing professor at Durban University of Technology, South Africa, as well as a visiting professor at the Lincoln International Business School in the United Kingdom.

In December, the scholar published a list of his achievements within the first 100 days of his appointment as UoK’s deputy vice-chancellor.



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