Prof. Anthony Simons appointed as Pro-VC of UMaT

The Council of University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa (UMaT) has appointed Associate Professor Anthony Simons as Pro Vice-chancellor at its 79th (Regular) Meeting held on Friday, 26th March 2021

Associate Professor Anthony Simons will serve as Pro Vice-chancellor for a two-year term with effect from 1st April, 2021 to 31st December, 2022.

“Before his appointment, Associate Professor Anthony Simons was the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, a position he served from 2017 until his new appointment as Pro Vice Chancellor,”a statement from the University read.


Positions held by Prof. Simons

Prof Anthony Simons, a native of Princess Town in the Ahanta West Municipality, has held positions in the University as Vice Dean for the Faculty of Engineering, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Head of Computer Science and Engineering Department, and Head of Mathematical Sciences Department.

Others include University Examinations Co-ordinator, Faculty Examinations Officer for the Faculty of Engineering, and Examinations Officer for the Mechanical Engineering Department. He has served on the University Council and various Boards and Committees of the University.

Prof Anthony Simons has served on various national and international boards and he is a Professional Member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE); Professional Member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG); Professional Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); Collaborator, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST); and a Panel Chair/Member, Curriculum Validation Workshop, Pan African University, Kenya. He therefore assumes the position of Pro Vice Chancellor with a worth of experience.


Academic degrees earned

ASNT NDT Level II, 2014

PhD Mechanical Engineering (Mining Transport Machinary, 2002

MSc Mechanical Engineering (Earth Moving Machinery and Equipment, 1994

GCE A – Level (Sciences), 1986

GCE O – Level (Sciences), 1983


Institutions attended

Trinity Institute of NDT Technology, Bangalore, India, 2014

St. Petersburg State Mining Institute (Technical University), Russia)), (1998 – 2001)

Mogilev Machine-Building Institute, Mogilev, Belarus, (1989 – 1994)

Moscow Automobile and Road Institute, Moscow, Russia, (1988 – 1989)

Ghana Secondary Technical School, Takoradi, Ghana, (1984 – 1986)

St. John’s School, Sekondi, Ghana, (1978 – 1983)

Professional Body Membership

Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2008-date,

Member, Society Automobile Engineers, 1997-1998,

Associate Member, Ghana Institution of Engineers, 1995-1997,


Government of Russian Federation., 1998

Government of Ghana Scholarship., 1998

Government of Russian Federation., 1988


Source: Ghana||Matthew Dadzie

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