Ghana: KNUST Appoints New Pro Vice-chancellor

Professor Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Pro Vice-chancellor of KNUST, Ghana

Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana, September 28, 2020//-The Council of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has appointed Professor Ellis Owusu-Dabo as Pro Vice-chancellor at its 260th meeting held on 25th September,2020.

Prof Ellis Owusu-Dabo will serve as Pro Vice-chancellor for a two-year term with effect from October 01, 2020 to September 30,2022.

Before his appointment, Professor Owusu-Dabo was the Dean of the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences. He is a lecturer, Public Health Consultant, and a researcher.  As a researcher, his areas of expertise are Medical Epidemiology and applied public health technologies.

He has considerable interest in population genomics of pulmonary tuberculosis.Prof. Owusu-Dabo has published over 230 research articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Prof. Owusu-Dabo takes over from acting Pro Vice-chancellor, Prof Mark Adom- Asamoah. Prof Adom-Asamoah has been acting as Pro VC after the induction of Prof. Rita Akosua Dickson as vice-chancellor. Prof. Owusu-Dabo got 464 votes out of the 957 total votes. His contenders, Prof Wilson Agyei Agyare and Prof. Sr. Eugenia Ampofo  secured 392 and 93 votes respectively.

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