Prof. Joshua Alabi
Prof. Joshua Alabi

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) Professor Joshua Alabi has offered  full scholarships to two needy but brilliant students to pursue courses of their choice at the UPSA.

He made the disclosure Wednesday February 17, 2016 on Starr Chat with Bola Ray.

“It is sealed. I am giving two scholarships on the show right now,” he said in a reply to a request by the host to offer assistance to his listeners.

Prof. Alabi also told Bola Ray that he faced massive resistance in his bid to transform the university.

“Of course when you are transforming a system, you would meet opposition, I don’t seriously call it opposition, I call it resistance. A resistance is normal…but if you are able to bring down your policies to them, your targets that you want to achieve, your mission, your vision and then they buy into this then they begin to understand you.

“So of course you would have lecturers resisting, students resisting but you must be strong and resolute”.

Prof.  Alabi has been noted for his transformational leadership since the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) was awarded the presidential charter to become a university in September 2008.

He has since led the transformation of IPS into the ‘fastest growing public university,’ in Ghana today, as UPSA is popularly referred to.