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The University Administrator as a Partner in Meeting the Complexities of the Current Trends in University Administration: Ghanaian Universities in Context

Author Affiliations

  • 1University Relations Section-University for Development Studies, Mangalore University, Konaje, India
  • 2University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana

Res. J. Management Sci., Volume 5, Issue (7), Pages 6-11, July,6 (2016)


The perception of the University Administratorís job as incidental to the main business of universities has been receding gradually in Ghana since 1948. The administrator is now beginning to be accepted as an important stakeholder in dealing with the challenges that confront tertiary education. The death of funds for management and the massification phenomenon have clearly pointed to the usefulness of the skills that administrators now come with. In dealing with challenges such as advocacy on funding matters and workable systems, the institutional, memory of the administrator often come handy. This paper deals with the role of administrators in pursuing the objectives of universities as partners, examine the complexities in universities and current trends in university education in Ghana. Besides observations, the study relied on literature review (Desk study). The paper recommends full coupling of salaries and allowances of the administrators. The umbrella association for all professional groups GAUA should continue to fight for training opportunities to prepare the administrator for the emerging complexities.


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