PROFILE OF MR. ANDREWS KWASI BOATENG
Andrews Kwasi Boateng was born on August 1, 1965 to Very Rev. G.K. Boampong of blessed memory and Mrs. Elizabeth Boampong. He had his secondary education at Opoku Ware School, Kumasi from 1978 to 1985. In 1987 he gained admission to the University of Cape Coast and graduated in 1991 with Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Diploma in Education. He followed this up and earned the Master of Philosophy in Development Studies from the same University in 2000. In 2010, Mr. Boateng was again awarded a Commonwealth Executive Master Degree in Business Administration by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.
Before he began his career as a University Administrator at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in 1999, Mr. Boateng worked with the Central Region Development Commission (CEDECOM) Cape-Coast as an Investment Promotions Officer and also a teacher in Economics and Accounting at Christ the King Catholic Senior High School, Obuasi. At one time, he was an Assistant Examiner for the West Africa Examinations Council.
His 13 years career as a University Administrator between 1999 and 2012, saw him rising through the ranks from an Assistant Registrar to a Deputy Registrar. Mr. Boateng worked in various schedules and Offices at the KNUST. These were the Vice-Chancellor’s Office; the College of Science; KNUST Accra Office; the General Administration and the Human Resources Division of the Registrar’s Offices. He also assisted the Registrar at KNUST Council Meetings from 2008 to 2012. The various schedules and offices afforded him the opportunity to serve as Secretary to a number of committees and boards which includes the following:
- Welfare Services Board;
- University Appointments and Promotions Committee;
- Standing and Finance Committee of Council;
- Budgetary Committee of Academic Board;
- Development Committee of Council;
- Tender Board;
- Planning and Resources Committee; and
- College Board and all its sub-committees
He has also been a member of the Housing Committee; Security Services Management Committee; Transport Organization Management Committee; Procurement Committee and Tender Evaluation Panel (for goods and services).
Aside these schedules, Mr. Boateng was appointed by KNUST to serve on a number of high profile committees. These were;
- Secretary, Collegiate Review Committee
- Secretary Act and Statutes Review Committee;
- Member 60th Anniversary Planning Committee;
- Member KNUST/KATH Dialogue Committee;
- Member Teaching Hospital Project Committee;
- Assistant Secretary Strategic Plan Committee;
- Assistant Secretary Golden Jubilee Planning Committee;
He has also served as Secretary to Search Committees for the appointment of some Top Management Executives in the Tertiary Education Sector in the country.
In 2002 Mr. Boateng was also appointed as the Secretary to the Task Force which appraised the Secretariat of the Association of African Universities (AAU), the report of which led to the restructuring of the AAU Secretariat. He has also been an External Assessor to the Registrar’s Offices, Ho Polytechnic and a Member, Interview Panel for the appointment of Senior Administrative/Professional Staff for the Christ Apostolic University College, Kumasi.
Mr. Boateng was the first Assistant Registrar to be posted to the Vice-Chancellor’s Office at KNUST; the first Acting College Registrar for the College of Science and the first Senior Member to head the KNUST Accra Office. At each of the schedules, he set pioneering and novel management agenda and discharged his duty with zeal, commitment and distinction. On two occasions, Mr. Boateng got the opportunity to act as the Registrar of KNUST when the substantive Registrar was out of the Country on official duties. He was also a member of a delegation which represented KNUST at the Annual Conference of the Association of Commonwealth Universities in Cape Town, South Africa in 2010.
In 2010 Mr. Boateng served as Secretary to the Presidential Committee on Emoluments, a Committee appointed by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana to determine Salaries and Emoluments of Article 71 Office Holders as enshrined in the 1992 Constitution.
Mr. Boateng has co-ordinated and also served either as a resource person or a rappourteur to a number of seminars and workshops for senior management personnel in Tertiary Institutions. He co-ordinated a workshop at Sogakope for Vice-Chancellors’ of Public Univesities. It was at that workshop that the idea was mooted to change the name of the grouping of the Vice-Chancellor of Public Universities from the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals (CVCP) to the current name of Vice-Chancellors of Ghana (VCG).
Until his recent appointment as Registrar for the University of Energy and Natural Resources, in April 2012, Mr. Boateng was the Deputy Registrar (Human Resources Division) of the Registrar’s Offices at the KNUST. He has a number of publications, Reports and Memoranda to his credit.
Mr. Boateng is a Christian and a staunch member of the Methodist Church, Ghana. He is a leader of the Bomso Society, Kumasi and Executive Member of the Men’s Fellowship as well as a member of the Quarterly Meeting of the Amakom Circuit of the church. He is a Patron of the University Choir, KNUST as well as Methodist Youth and Women’s Fellowships of the Bomso Methodist Church. Mr. Boateng has also been a member of the Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) since 1999.
He is married to Evelyn with two children, Kofi Boampong Boateng and Maame Safowaa Boateng