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“Be Truthful With Your Publications” – UCC VC Advises Faculty

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The Vice-Chancellor of University of Cape Coast [UCC], Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah has advised academic staff of the university to be truthful with their contributions towards publications for promotions.

He said in his observations, he has encountered some lecturers who intend to be promoted into defined areas they may not have contributed to with any publications.

The Vice Chancellor was speaking on Wednesday at the third experts’ forum of the Universities Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), UCC chapter.

The forum which was on the theme, “Academic Progression and Promotion of Faculty: Standards, Disclosures and Procedures” had speakers address issues on Research Matters on the promotion of academic staff in UCC, Teaching matters on the Promotion of academic staff and outreach matters on the promotion of academic staff in UCC.

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Addressing participants at the forum, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah advised the academicians to ensure their contributions reflect in the publications they submit to be approved for the promotions they seek.

“…In a paper where you have almost done everything, you have three other authors, what did these other authors do? And when the other authors come they all say they did everything you said you did. So what it clearly means is that, we must be truthful about what we did.

Indeed we are looking at the fact that you should be promoted to a certain area however, you must also be looking at what is leading you to that promotion. I think you must look at writing in your area as much as possible. You must determine what percentage of publications or promotions should be in that area.”


Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah

Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah explaining some criteria for promotions indicated it is not every publication that qualifies for promotion.

“It is not every paper you write that you present for promotion. Present your best papers where we will see you for promotion but don’t bring a hundred papers for promotion. Select the ones you want us to see where we can see your own contribution”.

The forum was chaired by the Director of the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy, Prof. Samuel K. Annim.

Source : ATL FM NEWS