VICE RECTOR’S OFFICE

The Vice Rector’s office is headed by the Vice Rector who is normally elected by convocation from amongst the academic staff. The Vice Rector is assigned responsibilities by the Rector and acts for the Rector when the latter is absent.

Professor Edmund Ameko

d2-150x150Professor Edmund Ameko was appointed as Vice Rector of the Polytechnic on the 15th of January, 2016. He is an Associate Professor in Food Science and Technology of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) of Accra Polytechnic.

Prior to his appointment as Vice Rector, he was Dean of the School of Applied Sciences and Arts of the Polytechnic (2013 - 2015) and also the Director of the Research Innovation and New Programmes (2013 – 2015).

Professor Ameko also served as Vice Dean of the School of Applied Sciences and Arts (2011 – 2013), Head of Department of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology (2014 – 2015), Head of Department of Hotel Catering and Institutional Management (HCIM) (2013 – 2014), Deputy Head of Department of SLT (Sep 2009 – Oct 2009; Sep 2007 – Aug 2009; and Jan 2003 – Jan 2005), Polytechnic Examinations Officer (2003 - 2007) and Examinations Officer of the Department of SLT (2001 – 2002).

He has an M.Sc in Food Science and Technology and B.Sc in Biochemistry (1995-1999) both from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Professor Ameko’s areas of research include Food Processing and Preservation as well as Laboratory Technology. He has 25 peer reviewed journal articles; co-authored four books; presented papers at over 10 research conferences, both nationally and internationally; and presented several research posters and exhibits. Below are some of his publications:

    1. Edmund Ameko, Sylvester Achio, Saeed Alhassan, Johnson Baba Akansegri and Linda Serwaa Boateng. (2015). Evaluation of Three Methods of Application of Malt Crude Enzyme Extracts from Three Cereals in Ghana on Maltose Syrup Production from Cassava Starch. International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI). Volume II, Issue I, January 2015. pp. 140 - 146. 
    1. Edmund Ameko, Sylvester Achio, Felix Kutsanedzie, Alex Abrokwah, Daniel Laar, Jacob Tetteh Agbezuke and Paul Goddey. (2014). Conversion of Three Types of Waste Biomass in Ghana (Coconut Shell, Coconut Husk and Mahogany) Into Liquid Smokes and Determination of the Sensory Profiles. International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology, Vol. 3 - Issue 12, December - 2014. 
    1. Edmund Ameko, Sylvester Achio, Jonathan Okai – Armah, Samuel Afful. (2014). Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis of Metal (V, Mn, As, Hg, Cd, Al) Concentrations in Muscle Tissues of Four Fish Species (Tilapia Zillii, Clarias Gariepinus, Sarotherodon Galilea, and Oreochromis Niloticus) from The Weija Lake in Ghana. European Scientific Journal, Vol 10, No 30 (2014). pp. 353 - 376. 
    1. Edmund Ameko, Sylvester Achio, Saeed Alhassan, Mandela Toku. (2014). Room Temperature Plastination of Three Species of Fish (Tilapia, African Catfish and African Bonytongue) in Ghana. International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology, Vol. 3 - Issue 9, September - 2014. 
    1. Sylvester Achio, Felix Kutsanedzie, and Edmund Ameko. (2014). Technological Approaches to Rice Production. ISBN: 978-1-940366-21-0. Science Publishing Group. 
    1. Edmund Ameko, Sylvester Achio, Jonathan Okai – Armah, Samuel Afful. (2014). Quantitative Neutron Activation Analysis of Ca, Mg, Na, K, Cl, Br and I in Muscle Tissues of Four Fish Species (Tilapia Zillii, Clarias Gariepinus, Sarotherodon Galilea, and Oreochromis Niloticus) and water from The Weija Lake In Ghana. Int. J. Pure Appl. Sci. Technol. (Accepted for publication). 
    1. Edmund Ameko and Sylvester Achio. Promotion of Indigenous Dehydration Technology in Reducing Postharvest Losses for Sustainable Development. CAPA Scientific Journal, November, 2013, Vol.1 Number 1.
    1. Ameko, S. Achio, A. Abrokwah and R. Dunyo. Design and Construction of a Portable Wooden Box Electric Dehydrator (PWBED) and Comparative Performance Assessment to a Laboratory Oven. Int. J. of Eng. Res. & Tech. (IJERT). Vol. 2 Issue 5, May – 2013. 
    1. Ameko, S. Achio, S. Alhassan, G. Gyasi and R. Sackey. A procedure to determine the germination period for optimum amylase activity in maize malt crude extracts for the artisanal production of maltose syrup from fresh cassava starch. Innovative Romanian Food Biotechnology. Vol. 12, Issue of March, 2013, 52 – 60. 
    1. Ameko, S. Achio, S. Alhassan, E. E. Sam, L. S. Quaynor and S. Alorka. Further Studies on Plastinated Teaching Aids in Ghana: Three Bovine Hearts and Kidneys. Int. J. Pure Appl. Sci. Technol. 16(1) (2013), pp. 34-41.
    2. Ameko, E. Milla-Amekor, S. Achio, S. Alhassan and J. Ekpe. Suitability of a Modified Adapted Standard (S10) Method for Plastinating Three Species of Fishes (Tilapia, African Catfish and African Bonytongue. Int. J. Pure Appl. Sci. Technol. 16 (2) (2013), pp. 63 – 74. 
    1. Ameko, S. Achio, S. Alhassan, I. Sadique. Identification of Lubricating Oil-Degrading Microorganisms in Oil Polluted Soils from Five Auto- mechanic Workshops in Accra, Ghana. Journal of Environment and Earth Science, Vol 3, No 11 (2013). 
    1. Ameko, S. Achio, S. Alhassan, D. M. Sackey and L. E. Danful. Room Temperature Plastination of Whole and Dissected Guinea Pigs in Ghana. Int. J. Pure Appl. Sci. Technol., 19(2) (2013), pp. 66-75 
    1. K. Hackman, G. Osei-Adjei, E. Ameko, F. Kutsanedzie, A. Gordon, E. Laryea, S. Quaye, L. Anison, C. A. Brown, and K. Twum-Danso. Phenotypic Determination and Antimicrobial Resistance Profile of Extended Spectrum Beta-lactamases in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in Accra, Ghana. Journal of Natural Sciences Research. Vol 3, No 12 (2013). 
    1. Ameko, S. Achio and S. Alhassan. Effects of Antibiotic Self-Medication on the Efficacy of Four Antibiotics Commonly used in Ghana on Clinically Isolated Micro Organisms. Int. J. Pure Appl. Sci. Technol., 10(2) (2012), pp. 62-70. 
    1. Kutsanedzie, F., Achio, S., and Ameko, E. Storage and Handling Techniques of Maize and Groundnut in Ghana: A Survey Report. Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Science, Oct 2012, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p2121. 
    1. Achio S., Ameko E., Kutsanedzie F., Alhassan S. Insecticidal effects of various Neem preparations against some insects of agricultural and public health concern. International Journal of Research in BioSciences, Vol. 1 Issue 2, pp. (11-19), Oct 2012. 
    1. Achio S., Ameko E., Kutsanedzie, F., Alhassan S., Ganaa F. Concerns on Issues of Examination Malpractices a Case Study of Accra Polytechnic. Vol. 3, No. 2, September 2012. pp. 145-154 
    1. Ameko, S. Achio, S. Alhassan, C. Adasu, E. T. Dzagbletey, and P. R. Abbey. Plastination of Some Cow and Ram Organs in Ghana for Use as Teaching Aids. Int. J. Pure Appl. Sci. Technol., 8(1) (2012), pp. 57-68. 
    1. Ameko, S. Achio, S. Alhassan and A. Kassim. Microbial safety of raw mixed-vegetable salad sold as an accompaniment to street vended cooked rice in Accra, Ghana. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 11(50), pp. 11078-11085, June, 2012 
    1. Achio, S., Kutsanedzie, F., Ameko, E., Alhassan, S., Awisi, B. and Mosobil, R. B. Some Physical and Proximate Analysis of Some Common Milled Rice Patronised by the Ghanaian Community. International Journal of Research in Education, Volume 2, Number 9, 2010. pp. 47 – 52. 
    1. Achio, S. Alhassan, E. Ameko, and I. Samuel. The Determination of Rancidity Status of Crude Palm Oil Sold in Selected Areas Within Accra Metropolis, Ghana. International Journal of Sustainable Development, Volume 3, Number 10, 2010. pp. 116 – 124. 
    1. Dzogbefia, V. P., Ameko, E., Oldham, J. H. and Ellis, W. O. Physico-chemical and sensory characteristics of pineapple juice extracted with the aid of locally produced pectic enzyme from Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ATCC 52712). Journal of the Ghana Science Association Vol. 4(2) 2002. p. 182-190. 
    1. P. Dzogbefia, E. Ameko, J. H. Oldham, and W. O. Ellis. Production and use of yeast pectolytic enzymes to aid pineapple juice extraction. Food Biotechnology, 15(1), 25 – 34 (2001).
    1. Felix Kutsanedzie, Sylvester Achio, and Edmund Ameko. Comprehensive Approach to Research Writing and Publication. Science Publishing Group
    1. Felix Kutsanedzie, Sylvester Achio, and Edmund Ameko. Basic Concepts and Applications of Experimental Designs and Analysis. Science Publishing Group
    1. Felix Kutsanedzie, Sylvester Achio, and Edmund Ameko. Practical Approach to Measurements, Sampling Techniques and Data Analysis. Science Publishing Group
    1. Sylvester Achio, Felix Kutsanedzie, and Edmund Ameko. Technological Approaches to Rice Production. Science Publishing Group.

    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE VICE RECTOR

    The Vice Rector has the oversight responsibilities of all academic matters including the listed:
    Moderation of Examination Questions
    The examination questions and marking schemes for all the HND programmes are submitted to this office for onward transmission to External Examiners and moderators for moderation to ensure that high standards are maintained in terms of the quality. From the moderators, these questions are sent to the Examination Office for typing and used on the examination dates.

    Final HND Examination Results (sixth semester results)
    These results originate from the department and are sent to Academic Board for approval. The office of the Vice Rector serves as a co-ordinator of these results. The final and corrected versions after being sent to the External Examiners for signing are then sent to NABTEX for consideration and the final award of the Higher National Diploma (HND) to deserving students.

    Examination Malpractice Committee
    The above committee is set up by the Vice Rector at the end of each semester examination to handle all cases of misconduct during the examination. The report of the committee is submitted to the Vice Rector for onward transmission to Academic Board for necessary sanctions to be imposed on affected students.

    Teaching Time-Table
    The Vice Rector’s office also handles the preparation of the teaching time-table for every semester.

    Part-Time information
    Issues on part-timers in terms of teaching hours and claims for payment for teaching and marking scripts are handled by Vice Rector’s office. All information on part-timers in the various departments can be obtained from the Vice Rector’s office.

    Syllabuses
    This office is also charged with the task of examining the syllabuses of the various departments as well as their reviewing.

    Committees
    The Vice Rector also chairs various committees in the institution and they include; the Housing Estate Health Committee, Students’ Welfare Committee and the Industrial Relations Committee.

    RELATED OFFICES
    Examination
    Industrial Liaison
    Contact information
    Tel: +233 302 687 974
    Fax: +233 302 664 797

     

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