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Francis Kwabena Boachie

Francis Kwabena Boachie

Francis Kwabena Boachie is the Deputy Chief IT Officer for University of Ghana Computing Systems and reports directly to the Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO). He has responsibility for all the major key IT infrastructure spanning the design, installation setup and maintenance of the same within the University. He is a Chartered Engineer and attends the Vice Chancellor’s meeting of Directors/Deputy Directors as well as other major University’s committee meetings.

Francis has been at University of Ghana since 2008 starting his work as a Deputy Director of ICT responsible for infrastructure support. He led the then ICT directorate to connect the University to fibre-based internet in 2009 away from the satellite-based one which was slow, costly and unscalable for the future. He also led the redesign of the University’s network ensuring the segmentation of units to match best practices as expected as well as building skills within the team to deploy, manage and support the growing demands of IT services and support.

Francis has played major roles in major IT projects undertaken within the University since 2008 notably among them being Chinese Phases 1 and 2 in which he played leading roles in the establishment of UG’s Data Centre and Cloud Computing Infrastructure respectively. He was the IT specialist on the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) for the establishment of University of Ghana’s Medical Centre – a project that cost $217 million dollars.

In 2013 during the merger of IT units within University of Ghana to form the current One IT unit, University of Ghana Computing Systems, Francis was appointed as one of the Deputy Chief IT Officers to continue to support the IT infrastructure deployment and development, a position he has held till date.

Francis is a member of the University’s Board of Survey and as an academic has thought two courses (Control and Advanced Computer Architecture) since 2008 for the level 400 students of the Computer Engineering Department of the University.

His interest has been the establishment of secure, scalable, reliable, and solid IT infrastructure to support the growing demands of various IT platforms, applications and services in the 21st century for socio-economic development.