University Council



Dr. Kingsley Fletcher (HRM Nene Drolor Bosso Adamtey I) CHAIRMAN

Dr. Kinsley Fletcher is the Chief Executive Officer of Fletcher International Services, Inc. based in the U.S.A.   He served as a Special Advisor to the Assistant Secretary General and Director of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for Africa from 1999 to 2000.  He is the founder and Chairman of Life for Africa, and on the Boards of several high profile companies across the world.

Dr. Fletcher is the Suapolor of the Se (Shai) Traditional Area.  As the traditional ruler, he leads the Se Kingdom in peace progress and development.


Professor Tolly Salvatory Augustin Mbwette (MEMBER)                       

Professor Mbwette is the former Vice Chancellor of the Open University of Tanzania (OUT), and the Chairman of the African Council for Distance Education (ACDE).  He holds Ph.D., M.Sc. and B.Sc. (Hons) degrees in Civil Engineering, and a postgraduate Diploma in Sanitary Engineering.   Prof. Mbwette rose through the ranks at the University of Dar es Salaam to become the Associate Dean for Research, Publications and Postgraduate Studies, before his appointment as the Deputy Vice Chancellor and eventually the Vice Chancellor of OUT.

 Prof. Mbwette is credited with the institutional development of ten different Tanzanian and four regional institutions, the largest of which was AICAD Research Institute funded by the JICA and East African Governments for East Africa based in Kenya as well as The National University of Rwanda.  He is a former Chairman of the IUCEA and the TERNET Council and currently the Chairman of the Pan African University.  He is also the Chairman of the African Network for Internationalization of Education and Board Member, Association of African Universities.

Professor Joshua Alabi (MEMBER)                                                         

Professor Alabi is currently the Vice-Chancellor of Laweh Open University College.  He is the immediate Past Vice Chancellor of the University for Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).  Prof. Alabi is an accomplished academic, an academic leader astute politician, a sports administrator.  He graduate of two prestigious institutions – M.Sc. in Industrial Economics from Moscow Institute of National Economy, and an M.Sc. in International Marketing from Stratclyde University in the United Kingdom where he graduated as the Best International Marketing Student for his year group winning the Mushod Abiola Prize.  He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Ghana, a Fellow of the Ghana Institute of Taxation and Fellow of the Institute of Bankers, Ghana. 

Prof. Alabi is credited with the transformation of the Institute of Professional Studies into the University for Professional Studies, Accra.  During his tenure as the Vice Chancellor the institution has gained an undisputed reputation as the business university of choice in Ghana and the sub-region.  A man of many different parts, he was a Member of Parliament for the Krowor Constituency in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana from 1997 to 2001.   In the field of sports, Prof. Alabi is known as a stellar sports administrator.  He was the General Secretary of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), and a member of the Ghana Football Association’s (GFA)Management Board, and Coordinator, Ghana Black Stars Management Committee.  He has managed a countless number of national and international projects, and is the Founder and Board Chairman of the Consumer Advocacy Centre (CAC), Ghana.  Professor Alabi is a firm believer in open access to education and education without barriers, a belief that he has actualized as the co-founder of Laweh Open University College.                                                          

Professor Chuks Jonathan Mba (MEMBER) 

Professor Mba is an Associate Professor of Population Studies at the University of Ghana and currently the Director for Research and Academic Planning at the Association of African Universities, based in Accra, Ghana.  He holds a B.Sc. in Statistics from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, and M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Population Studies from the Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, Legon.

He has a rich career as an academic and professional researcher, having carried out and coordinated a plethora of international and national research studies on population trends, health and population, aging, and poverty trends across the African continent.


Professor Vincent Ado Tenebe (MEMBER)

Professor Tenebe is the former Vice-Chancellor of the National University of Nigeria (NOUN).  He was born in Kaduna, Nigeria, on August 17, 1958. He obtained a B.Sc. (Agric) cum laude, and M. Sc. In Agronomy at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; and a Ph. D. in Agronomy at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. 

Prof. Tenebe began his academic career at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in 1984 and was appointed a Professor of Agronomy at the university in 2003.  In 2008 he assumed the position of Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria, a position he held until 2015. During his tenure as Vice-Chancellor developed the only open university in West Africa to become one of the leading renowned tertiary institutions on the continent.  In 2011, NOUN was voted the ‘Best University of the Year’ by the National Association of Northern Nigerian Students.  Prof. Tenebe was the 1st Vice President of the African Council for Distance Education (ACDE), and the holder of the UNESCO Chair of Open and Distance Learning at the NOUN.  He has published widely and is a member of a many professional associations.

Professor J. S. Y. Kuma (MEMBER)                                                                             

Professor Kuma is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMAT), Tarkwa, Ghana.  He started his academic career at the then School of Mines of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and rose through the ranks to become the Vice Chancellor of UMAT.  He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) fro KNUST, a Masters in Exploration Geophysics from the International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC), Deft, in the Netherlands, and a Ph. D. in Civil Engineering (Water Resources Division) at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. 

 He has researched extensively in the areas of Geophysics and Environmental Hydrology, especially in South Western Ghana.  He is a member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE), and the Ghana Institution of Geoscientists (GhIG), and a Fellow of the African Scientific Institute.  He is also an Executive Member of the World Forum of Universities of Resources on Sustainability (WFURS).  He is the occupant of the Professorial Chair of Environmental Studies sponsored by the Ghana Chamber of Mines.  

Prof. Kuma is the recipient of many national and international awards for his professional and humanitarian excellence, including the Nobles International Award, the World Congress of Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors Award, a World Education Congress Award for being one of the “100 most influential Vice Chancellors,” and an award from the Civilian Institute of Democratic Administration.  Under his leadership, UMAT received European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) Award in the Gold Category for Quality Management in 2016.                                                    

Professor Mrs. Goski Alabi (MEMBER)

Professor Goski Alabi is an accomplished academic, practitioner and entrepreneur with experience in academia, consultancy, and regulations.  She is a Professor of Quality Management and Leadership and holds B.Sc. in Chemistry and a Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast, an M. Phil. in Food Science from the University of Ghana, Legon, a Doctor of Business Administration from the Swiss Management Centre, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Central University of Nicaragua. 

Prof. Goski is currently the Dean of the Centre for International Education and Collaboration at the University for Professional Studies, Accra and served as the Founding Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at the University.  As the Founding Dean she grew the School from zero to 1000 students in six short years.  She is a Quality Management professional of the highest order. She is a Chartered Quality Professional (CQP) from the Chartered Quality Institute, UK.  She has consulted widely, and has published over 70 scholarly journal articles, books conference and technical papers.  Prof. Goski Alabi proposed and facilitated the establishment of the Otumfuo Centre for Traditional Leadership and the Drolor Centre for Strategic Leadership, two leadership centres of excellence in Ghana.  Prof. Goski is passionate about open supported teaching and learning and is the co-founder of Laweh Open University College.

Professor Jameson Kurasha (MEMBER)                                               

Professor Kurasha is Professor of Philosophy and the Coordinator of the Higher Degrees Directorate at Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU).  He joined ZOU in 2010 with an impressive academic record.  He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from University of York, a Graduate Certificate of Education from the University of Lancaster, all in Canada and Master of Arts in Philosophy, with a specialty in Logic and Philosophy of Mind from the University of Manitoba in Canada.  He also holds a Masters of Arts in Christian Theology from the University of Zimbabwe, and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University, the oldest Jesuit university in North America. Prof Kurasha holds a high school teacher’s certificate from the University of Lancaster and his specialty was History and Religious Education besides a certificate in Biblical Theology from Cliff College in England.

Professor Kurasha has taught at five American universities and colleges including teaching at Elmira Prison: a maximum facility in New York State USA.  He has given 107 international presentations and lectures in many countries including Germany, South Korea, United States, South Africa, Zambia, and Kenya. Many of his publications have been translated into German, Chinese, and Spanish.  He was the first Zimbabwean to hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy and a whole generation of contemporary philosophers, in Zimbabwean universities and colleges, were taught or supervised by Professor Kurasha.

Dr. Joshua C. Mallet (MEMBER)                                                                                    

Dr. Mallet is currently theConsultant, Director at theCentre for National Distance Learning and Open Schooling (CENDLOS) in Accra, Ghana.He has been involved in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) and ITC in Education since 1994.  Mr. Mallet is an Alumnus of University of Cape Coast; Université de Bordeaux III, France and Gardyne College, Dundee Scotland. He is an acclaimed methodologist in the Teaching of French as a Second Language, a pioneering Administrator in Distance Learning, and Public Relations Officer at the University of Education, Winneba, and a former education Specialist at the Commonwealth of Learning (COL).

He is the outgoing Chair of the Commonwealth Open School Association (COMOSA), and currently an International Resource Person for the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) in ICT in Education and TVET. He is also the National Coordinator for the African Virtual University (AVU) and UNESCO Resource person in Open Educational Resources (OER). He is a Board Member of the School of Continuing and Distance Education, University of Ghana, Legon, the Institute for Educational Development & Extension (IEDE), University of Education, Winneba; the Regional Training & Research Institute for Distance and Open Learning (RETRIDOL), and the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

His present role, among others at CENDLOS, is to conceptualize, design and implement eLearning for the Pre-Tertiary, with immediate focus on three projects for Senior High School – Secondary Education Improvement Project (SEIP) funded by the World Bank, Televic by Belgian Government and eTransform which is part of a World Bank project through the Ministry of Communication. He is also building capacity for ODeL at the Koforidua Technical University and the University of Mines and Technology (UMAT).

Ms. Mavis Ekua Enyamah Kwainoe (MEMBER)

Ms. Kwainoe is a full-time lecturer at the University of professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).  Before joining UPSA she was a District Magistrate, a State Attorney and Legal Practitioner in Accra.  In addition to her academic work she is the Managing Partner of a law firm.

 Ms. Kwainoe graduated from the University of Cape Coast with a B.A. (Hons) degree in Business Management, and further obtained an LL.B (Hons) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi and the Ghana School of Law, Accra.  She was called to the Ghana Bar in 2009.  She obtained an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from the George Washington University Law School, USA where she was a Thomas Buergenthal Scholar, and a recipient of the Justice Thurgood Marshall Civil Liberties Award.  Ms. Kwainoe is an experienced jurist and a celebrated academic who is held in high esteem in Ghana and abroad. 

Mr. David K. Wuaku (MEMBER)

Mr. Davis Wuaku is an astute and reputable business strategist, financial analyst and banker, having worked with the Bank of Ghana for two decades.  He is currently a private financial and business consultant and advises various business entities.  He serves on the Board of Premium Bank, Ghana, and is the Chairman of the Boards of Wealth Vision Financial Services Ltd., and Gbi Rural Bank Ltd. 

 Mr. Wuaku holds a Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management from Central University College, Accra, Ghana, and a Masters in Strategic Management from the Paris Graduate School of Management.  He has also obtained various postgraduate qualifications, including Diploma in Strategic Management from ICCD in Canada, training in Private Equity Management at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, U.K., Strategic Planning Using a Scorecard  with RIPA, U.K., and the International Professional Management Association (IPMA).  He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Administrators, Ghana.


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