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Edwin.Adenyo96 06/25/2020

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As the saying goes "If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman", The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has appointed its First Female Vice Chancellor to man the Administrative Affairs of the entire University. The appointment was done during the 258th Special Meeting held by the school's council on the 25th of June, 2020. Her appointment for a four (4) year term of office officially starts from 1st August 2020. The Vice Chancellor appointed is in the person of Professor (Mrs) Rita Akosua Dickson. Professor Dickson has been the Head of Department of Pharmacognosy from 2009 to 2013. After that, she became the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and also acted as Provost of the College of Health Sciences in the absence of the Provost before her appointment as the First Female Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy in 1994 and since then, she has received several qualifications and awards both locally and internationally in the fiels of Pharmacology.

After undergoing Education and Training for some number of years, she returned to impart knowledge at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2007 and was promoted to a Senior Lecturer in 2009 and further to an Associate Professor in 2014.

Prof. Dickson has been a member of several local and international organizations including the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA), Society of Medicinal Plant Research (GA), International Society of Ethnopharmacology (ISEP), Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE) and American Society of Pharmacognosists.

Aside her being the First Female Vice Chancellor of KNUST, the First Female Vice Chancellor Ghana has ever witnessed is Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman who served as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) between 2008 to 2012.

This will go a long way to motivate the female students out-there to put in their best and also achieve greater heights in their academic laurels.

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KennedyDzramado · 06/25/2020
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