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College Librarian

Mr.Victor Teye

Mr Victor Teye is the Acting College Librarian of the College of Health Sciences. He had his Basic School Education at the Sempe LA Primary School, Accra, Roman Catholic Primary School, AkimTafo and Presby Middle School, Kibi. He continued to the Abuakwa State College where he obtained his General Certificate Examination (GCE)/ Ordinary and Advanced Levels in 1981 and 1984 respectively. After the sixth form, he did his pre-university national service at the Kibi District Education Service. In 1986, he was admitted into the then University of Science and Technology (UST) and completed in 1989 with a B. A. Social Sciences (Geography and Economics).

 After his first degree, he was posted to Navrongo Secondary School, under the national service scheme, as a Geography teacher. On completion of the service, he took a full-time teaching appointment at ManyaKrobo Secondary School, Odumase-Krobo. In 1994, he proceeded to the Universityof Cape Coast to pursue a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education after which he joined the staff of Amasaman Senior High Technical School in 1996. He went on further studies again at the University of Ghana in 2002 to study M.A. Library Studies, graduating in 2003. After a brief stint at the Nifa Senior High School as School Librarian/Teacher, he joined the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) as a librarian in 2003. Later in 2004, he joined the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology as an Assistant Librarian.

Victor Teyehas had a distinguished and successful professional career both as a teacher and a librarian. As a teacher, he handled his subjects with expertise. He motivated his students very well. He formed the Debate, Geographical and Tourist Clubs as extra curricula activities. In 2001, he represented his school at the Best Teacher Award, Ga District, senior high school category. At NAFTI, he single-handedly set up a new library (the African Film Research and Documentation Centre) earmarked for research   into African films. This project, valued at $200,000.00, was sponsored by the Ford Foundation. He also consults for the library of the Institute of Business Management and Journalism, Kumasi. He has, in various ways, assisted several secondary and tertiary school libraries in the Kumasi metropolis in the management and organization of their resources. He has also served as resource person in a number of training workshops especially in e-resources.

At KNUST, he worked as head of the Electronic Information and Research and Reference Departments. In 2012, he was appointed the Acting College Librarian of the College of Health Sciences, a position which makes him exercise oversight duties over three libraries - Faculty of Pharmacy, SMS (Parry) and Clinical Students Libraries. 

He has been engaged in several other activities to promote community and national welfare. He was/is an Assistant Examiner for the West African Examination Council in the following subjects- General Paper I, GCE Advanced Level (1992-1999), Social Studies, BECE (2001-2004) and Economics, WASSSCE (2006 - to date). He has served in various capacities on committees such as KNUST Library Strategic Committee, Library Welfare Audit Committee, Ghana@50: saluting Dr Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah-an International Conference, Library TALIF Team, Library Consultancy Committee, Library Welfare Committee to Review the One Week Funeral celebration, College Board, College Management Committee, SMS Library Committee, Radford University College Proposal Review Committee, Fellow- University Hall, KNUST, etc.

Mr.Teye has six researched articles to his credit published in both local and international journals.

His professional and research interest are Information Management, Collection Development, Reader Services, Document Delivery and Library Relations. His hobbies are soccer, table tennis and boxing.

He is a devout christian belonging to the Assemblies of God sect. He is married with four children.