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5 Facts To Know About Professor Rita Akosua Dickson, The First Female Vice-Chancellor of KNUST

1Gabs 06/25/2020

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History has been made after the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) appointed Professor (Mrs) Rita Akosua Dickson as Vice-Chancellor of the University, thus making her the first female to occupy that enviable position since the institution was established in 1952.

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A release from the University signed by the Registrar A.K Boateng reveals that her tenure will be four years with effect from August 1, 2020. The highly learned Rita Dickson succeeds Professor Obiri Danso.

We have compiled some facts about her that will make you know her better.

1. Before her appointment , Mrs Rita Dickson served as a board member of the Pharmacy Council and Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana.

2. She graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy in 1994 and acquired an MParm at the same university in pharmacognosy in 1999.

3. In 2009 she was promoted to a senior lecturer and further to an associate professor in 2014. 

4. She won a Commonwealth Scholarship in 2003, after which she moved to the United Kingdom to pursue a PhD at Kings’ College London, University of London.

5. She is married to Nana Dickson with four children. She is a Christian and fellowships with Grace Baptist Church, Amakom in Kumasi.

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Top Comments
Daily_Updates2 · 06/26/2020
I'm a student there too it's a great appointment
1Gabs · 06/25/2020
women empowerment
JosephAkwa_02 · 06/25/2020
There is something to be said about gender inequity in this country. How come that for 68 years the university has not found it necessary to head the institution? And it's not as if there have never been equally qualified and suitable female candidates for the position - that's not right.
MzCaroline · 06/26/2020
We are proud of her.

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