Ghanaian Pastor Joseph Osafo In Pentecost Becomes First Professor In Suicidology

Ghanaian Pastor Joseph Osafo In Pentecost Becomes First Professor In Suicidology

  • An overseer in the Church of Pentecost has made history at the University of Ghana, Legon
  • Joseph Osafo, who is also the leader of the National Counselling Ministry, has been made a professor
  • He becomes the first ever person from Ghana to be appointed full-rank as a professor in Suicidology

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Joseph Osafo, a Ghanaian lecturer at the University of Ghana, has been promoted to the full rank of a professor in Suicidology and has become the first Ghanaian to attain the honour.

The revered educationist is also a pastor in the Church of Pentecost, where he serves as the National Leader of the Couselling Ministry (COPCOM).

According to a post on the verified Facebook handle of the renowned Ghanaian church, Professor Joseph Osafo, was promoted on July 28, 2022, an event that excited many members of the church.

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First Ghanaian professor in Suicidology Pastor Joseph Osafo
Photo of Pastor Joseph Osafo and University of Ghana Photo credit: @thecophq/Facebook;
Source: UGC

What Suicidology is explains Suicidology to be the scientific study of suicidal attributes and cultures who view it as a "religious act" for its prevention.

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How Ghanaians reacted to the news

Below were some comments from social media users in Ghana who chanced upon the update online.

Kwasi Annor said:

Hallelujah, Congratulations Professor Joseph Safo. You are a great combination of strong balance of academic prowess and dynamic unction

Charles Aidoo indicated:

Congratulations prof, you've really come a long way, God bless you,way back from Mamobi Dzowolu and Abelenpkey respectively

Mavis Osafo Adu mentioned:

Hearty Congratulations to you, Rev. Prof. We bless God for your life. Your children and I are proud to be associated with you. Looking forward to more laurels in the future. Blessings evermore, my love. ♥️♥️♥️

Ghana's first female professor

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