Happy New Year to you all! I hope you celebrated the start of 2017 in good spirits with your family and friends. Now that we’re a few days into the new year, it’s good to look ahead and think about what this year may bring us. But, first, let us take a look back. Last year was full of activities. Our good Lord save us through all the challenges of the year. But we also achieved a huge lot of success. Concerning the academic aspect, we made significant progress in teaching, learning and research. In terms of the administrative aspect, much was achieved. It was by the selfless dedication and hard work that the Faculty chalked this huge success. Of course, there is still a lot of work to be done. This year marks the beginning of change in our political life as a nation, so must this change be reflected in our life as a Faculty. It is important that we use our time wisely. This will be possible only with your continued dedication, hard work and teamwork. So I encourage everyone to evaluate constantly their actions in the Faculty, and the potential impact these actions will have on other parts of the University. The year ahead will certainly bring its own challenges but I’m sure by working together and being focused we can realise our goals as a Faculty. I am convinced that I can count on your support and co-operation. God bless The Faculty of Arts! God bless UCC! God bless Ghana!