The Council of the University of Ghana (UG) has appointed Prof Justice Nyigmah Bawole as the substantive Dean of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS).
Before his appointment, Prof Bawole, who is an Associate Professor, was the Head of Department for Public Administration and Health Services Management and will succeed Prof Joshua Yindenaba Abor as the new Dean of the UGBS.
Prof Bawole’s research interest is in the areas of management of NGOs, sustainable development, environment-poverty relationships, ethics, poverty reduction, participatory management and state-third sector relationships.
He has over 32 journal publications and has contributed to the publication of at least two books.
Prof Bawole’s profile
Prof Bawole obtained a PhD in Development Policy and Management from the Global Development Institute (former Institute for Development Policy and Management), University of Manchester, UK in 2013.
He holds an MPhil, BSc. Administration (Public Administration Major) and Diploma in Public Administration degrees from the University of Ghana Business School obtained in 2006, 2003 and 1999 respectively.
In 1995, he passed out as a trained professional teacher from Wesley College of Education (Kumasi, Ghana). Prior to his appointment as lecturer at the University of Ghana, he worked as Project Manager of an Accra-based NGO.
Prof Bawole teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the UGBS. Currently, he teaches Management of NGOs, Introduction to Ethics in Administration at the undergraduate level. At the postgraduate level, he currently teaches Issues in Public Administration, Ethics in Administration and Green Business Management.
Prof Bawole coordinates the Exchange Agreement between the Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management and the Queen’s University, Canada. This programme receives a Master of Public Policy students from Queen’s University every year, who take the Africa Public Policy Course at the University of Ghana Business School. He takes students on study tours across Ghana during which pertinent Public Policy topics are discussed. Dr Bawole also arranges internships for the students in the public and non-profit sectors of Ghana.
He also coordinates the Ghana field school programme at the Department of Public Administration in the UG Business School. Students from Grand Valley State University participate in this programme annually. Prof Bawole teaches these students the management of NGOs to prepare them for undertaking their community service in the Winneba area in Ghana.