A Professor of History and head of the Department of History of the University of Cape Coast, Kwame Osei Kwarteng has been elected President of the University Teachers association of Ghana (UTAG), UCC.
Out of a total 501valid votes counted, he secured 393 to beat his contender, Jonathan Asante-Otchere who had 108.
Other members elected include Dr. Eric Opoku Mensah (Vice president), Dr. David Teye Doku (Secretary) and Dr. Mrs. Marie Bakah (Treasurer).
The chief electoral officer for UTAG UCC, Paul Baidoo declared the result after a careful count which saw the presence of all polling agents for respective candidates.
The election was generally peaceful.
The president elect who spoke to ATL FM News noted UTAG had demonstrated that there is the need for change in the university and being elected, is an indication that a new era has begun.
” A new era where there will be equity, justice and fairness. A new era, where UTAG members will now have to re-assert their authority as the focus of every academic institution. My team and I who have been elected are now going to occupy ourselves with how we can get the lot of UTAG members improved”, Prof. Kwarteng said.