Meet University of Ghana's Female History Makers; the 1st VC, Chancellor and Chair

Meet University of Ghana's Female History Makers; the 1st VC, Chancellor and Chair

  • History has been made for women at the University of Ghana as the top three positions in the University are all occupied by women
  • Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo became the first woman to be appointed as the substantive Vice-Chancellor
  • Mrs Justice Sophia Akuffo and Mrs Mary Chinery-Hesse are the first female chair and chancellor, respectively

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The current crop of principal officers at the University of Ghana, Legon (UG) are all women who made history by becoming the first females to occupy their respective positions.

Professor Nana Aba Appiah

The list of three women was completed after Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo became the first woman to be appointed as the substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana.

As YEN.com.gh previously reported, the renowned Ghanaian Linguistics professor was appointed by the Governing Council of the prestigious university.

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History makes at the University of Ghana
Female history makes at the University of Ghana Photo credit: ug.edu.gh
Source: UGC

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Her appointment took effect from Tuesday, October 26, 2021, making her the first woman to occupy the position since the institution was established in 1948.

Mrs Justice Sophia Akuffo

Months before the VC was appointed, Mrs Justice Sophia Akuffo (Rtd), became the first female Chair of the University Council.

Her appointment to head the 20-member UG Governing Board was in June this year after the tenure of the last governing board elapsed in May.

Mrs Mary Chinery-Hesse

Before that, Mrs Mary Chinery-Hesse was duly elected as Chancellor of the University of Ghana and subsequently inducted into office on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at a Special Congregation of the University held in the Great Hall.

Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo is the first woman to occupy the position of Vice-Chancellor.

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KNUST's first female VC

In a similar development, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) appointed Professor Rita Akosua Dickson as vice-chancellor, which makes her the first lady to occupy the position in the history of the university.

As it was previously reported, the female professor served as pro-vice-chancellor of the university until her recent appointment.

Professor Rita Akosua Dickson has been duly appointed as the incumbent vice-chancellor Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso's tenure has expired. Read more:

Source: YEN.com.gh

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