Ghana’s premier university, University of Ghana has a new Vice Chancellor in the person of Professor Ebenezer Owusu Oduro.
He was approved at a UG council meeting held on Friday.
The Professor of Entomology was until his appointment, the Provost of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS).
He will replace the outgoing Vice-Chancellor Professor Ernest Aryeetey, who retires in July 2016.
Profess Owusu Oduro is expected to assume the post of Vice Chancellor on August 1, 2016.
Professor Oduro’s specialization is in Insect Biochemistry, Chemical Ecology, Pesticide Science, Insect Resistance to Insecticides, Ecology and Project Management. He enrolled as a Research student of Kochi University in 1989 and obtained both his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Kochi University. His research activity/interests include insecticide resistance and use of indigenous plant materials for management of millet and other vegetable insect pests.
Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu was born in Ghana and started his elementary school education at Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) primary school, Akim Tafo from where he proceeded to St Peters Secondary School, Nkwatia Kwahu for his Ordinary Level School Certificate.
He later did his Advanced level at Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS), Takoradi . He gained admission to the University of Ghana to read BSc Agriculture and graduated with a Second class Upper Division in 1987. He later served as a Teaching/Research Assistant in the Department of Crop Science for two years. Professor Owusu was awarded the prestigious Japanese Government Scholarship (MONBUSHO) in October 1989 and left Ghana to pursue his Master of Science degree at Kochi University, Japan.