25 Apr 2018

University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) Renamed After Founder

The University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) is now to be known as the Opoku-Ampomah University of Professional Studies, in honour of its founder, Nana Opoku-Ampomah.

The new name was announced by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the university’s special congregation held on Wednesday morning in Accra. The President commended the governing council and management of the University for approving the name change, and also congratulated Nana Opoku-Ampomah and Mr. Ahmad Ahmad, who were awarded honorary doctorate degrees by the university at the congregation. Nana Opoku-Ampomah is an Educationist, Businessman, and the Paramount Chief of Amoafo-Bekwai in the Ashanti Region.  Mr. Ahmad is a Vice-President of FIFA, the world governing body of football and the sitting President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The Opoku-Ampomah University of Professional Studies was originally founded in 1967 as the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) as a private business professional tutorial institution and attained full-fledged university status in 2008 when it was granted a Presidential Charter to award certificates. It became known as the University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA).

Over the years, the institution has churned out professionals in Management Studies, Accounting and Finance, Information Technology and Communication Studies. It was announced that the university is to begin PhD courses in marketing soon.