Rita Dickson becomes KNUST’s first-ever female Vice-Chancellor

Professor Rita Akosua Dickson

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has elected its first female vice-chancellor.

The Governing Council of KNUST elected Professor Rita Akosua Dickson after beating three others for the position. She will replace Prof Kwasi Obiri Danso, who ends his four-year term in office July ending.

Prof. Dickson takes office August 1, 2020 for a four-year term, ending July 31, 2024.

About Prof Rita Dickson

Prof. Mrs. Rita Akosua Dickson is an alumna of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy 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.

In 2003, she was awarded a Commonwealth scholarship to pursue a PhD at Kings’ College London, University of London, UK.

She returned to teaching 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.

Professor Dickson has been the Head of Department of Pharmacognosy for three terms from 2009 to 2013.

Before her appointment as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, she was 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.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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