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GIMPA gets first female GRASAG President after 62 years

GIMPA gets first female GRASAG President after 62 years

Ms. Judith Sitsope Apetorgbor has been inaugurated as the President of the Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GRASAG-GIMPA), marking a significant milestone as she becomes the first female leader of the graduate students’ body at GIMPA.

Ms. Judith Sitsope Apetorgbor, an alumna of St John’s Grammar Senior High School in the Greater Accra Region, now holds the prestigious position of President, with her dedicated executive team comprising Emmanuel Adomako as Vice President, Mr. Yussif Musah Amadu as General Secretary, Ms. Ahlaam Mohammed as Treasurer, Ms. Bernice Azameti as Gender Commissioner, and Mr. Ebenezer Angaamwine Sabogu as Organiser.

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During her inaugural address at the vibrant handover ceremony, Sitsope Apetorgbor expressed her heartfelt appreciation for the trust and confidence her fellow students had placed in her. She underscored the profound significance of her new role, not only for herself as a graduate student but also as a commitment to advancing gender equality, inclusivity, and empowerment.

“This position holds great significance, not just for me, but for every graduate student at GIMPA. As the first female president of GRASAG-GIMPA, I view it as an opportunity to amplify the voices and support the aspirations of students,” Ms. Apetorgbor added.

She outlined her vision to foster a nurturing and empowering environment where every female student feels valued and motivated to reach their full potential. Furthermore, she stressed the importance of mentorship, the cultivation of robust networks, and personal growth.

Ms. Apetorgbor expressed her gratitude to GIMPA’s management for their confidence in appointing the Institute’s first female Registrar, Dr. Mrs. Victoria Kunbour, and Acting Deputy Rector and Dean of Students, Dr. Augustina Akonnor, underscoring that their positions serve as a testament to the fact that women can achieve remarkable feats regardless of their backgrounds.

She encouraged women worldwide to rise, believe in themselves, and pursue leadership roles, firmly believing in a bright future and aiming to make a profound impact on the lives of her fellow students, with unwavering support from her executive team.

“Their positions clearly demonstrate that nothing is impossible for women to achieve. It’s time for women all over the world, irrespective of their backgrounds, to rise, believe in themselves, and assume leadership roles,” Ms. Apetorgbor stated.

Speaking at the event, Prof. Wisdom Akpalu, the Dean of the School of Research and Graduate Studies (SRGS), congratulated the newly inaugurated executives and urged them to be exemplary ambassadors of the Institute. He stressed the importance of selflessness in their roles, determination, and confidence.

Prof. Akpalu assured Ms. Apetorgbor of the Institute’s full support and highlighted the significance of encouraging women to take on leadership positions. He added, “The school fully supports you, so I urge all of you to make discipline a hallmark, serve the student body with diligence, and set good examples for them to follow.”

The immediate past organiser, Mr. Mahama Kassim, expressed his gratitude to the Institute’s management for their unwavering support during their tenure and expressed hope that under Ms. Sitsope’s leadership, GRASAG-GIMPA would make a significant impact on GIMPA’s academic community.

The swearing-in ceremony was a historic event officiated by the National President of GRASAG, Mr. Thomas Elorm Tagbotor, and it was witnessed by representatives from GRASAG National, students, and gender activists.

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