JUST IN: KNUST appoints Professor Rita Akosua Dickson as Vice-Chancellor

The Governing Council of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has appointed Professor (Mrs) Rita Akosua Dickson as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University.

This makes her the first female to be appointed to the position in the history of the University.

Her appointment, according to a statement from the KUNST, takes effect from August 1, 2020.

She was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the institution, prior to her new appointment.

She served as the acting Vice-Chancellor in October 2018 when the then Vice-Chancellor Prof. Obiri Danso was asked to step aside temporarily, after weeks of student agitations and violence on the campus.

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Prof. (Mrs) Dickson was the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences before her appointment as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the university in 1994.

She pursued graduate studies leading to the award of MPharm in Pharmacognosy in 1999 and was appointed a lecturer the following year in the Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, KNUST.

She also holds a PhD and a Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (GCAP) from Kings College, London.

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