Prof. Naana Opoku Agyemang: All you need to know about Mahama's running mate for Dec. 2020

Prof. Naana Opoku Agyemang: All you need to know about Mahama's running mate for Dec. 2020

The National Executive Council of the National Democratic Congress approved Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang as the running mate for flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama in 2020 election.

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In a post sighted by, Mahama stated that she was unanimously, endorsed by the National Executive Council of the NDC.

Mahama described Naana Jane as a God-fearing woman, a distinguished scholar, a conscientious public servant, and a role model. has however compiled a list of all is needed to be known about NDC, running mate for 2020

Election 2020: All you need to know about Mahama's running mate
Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang Source: UGC
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Born on 22 November 1951 in Cape Coast, Ghana, Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang a

Attended Anglican Girls’ Secondary School at Koforidua and Aburi Presby Girls’ School.

Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast from 1964 to 1971.

She graduated with a B.Ed.(Hons) in English and French at the University of Cape Coast in 1977

Obtained her Masters degree in 1980 from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

In 1986 she had he Doctorate degrees from the same university

Career and Positions held

She started teaching at the University of Cape Coast in 1986

She was the Head of the Department of English,

Dean of the Faculty of Arts

Warden of the all-female hall of residence at the University of Cape Coast, Adehye Hall,

Valco Trust Fund Post-Graduate Hostel,

and Dean of School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Starting from 1997, she held the position of Academic Director of the School for International Training in the History and Cultures of the African Diaspora.

In March, 2007, she was one of five scholars selected to deliver presentations during the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

In October 2009, she was elected Ghana’s representative to the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Ahead of the 2012 general elections, Jane Opoku Agyemang moderated the debate with Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.

On 26 October 2018, she became the Chancellor of the Women’s University in Africa located in Zimbabwe.

She has served on many local and international boards and committees such as the Centre for Democratic Governance, (CDD-Ghana), the Editorial Board of The Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora (Africa World Press Inc. USA), the Africa Initiative in Canada,and the College of Physicians and Surgeons as Eminent Citizen.

From 2008-2012 she was the University’s Vice-Chancellor.

She was the first female Vice-Chancellor of a state University in Ghana.

2013-2017: She was a former Minister for Education in Ghana.


Honorary degrees from the University of West Indies and Winston-Salem University.

Global leadership from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Officer of the Order of the Volta award for Academic Distinction and Ghana Women of Excellence Award in the Education category.

Outstanding Performance in Advancing International Education, School for International Training, Vermont, USA on two occasions!

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