The newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, Professor Rita Akosua Dickson

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has appointed its first female Vice-Chancellor.

Professor Rita Akosua Dickson was appointed on June 25, for a four-year term by the University’s Council at its 258th Special meeting.

She commences her term on August 1, 2020 till July 31, 2024.

Until her appointment, Prof. Rita Dickson was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

She once served as acting Vice-Chancellor in October 2018 when Professor Obiri Danso was asked to vacate the position temporarily.

This follows violence on erupted on campus premises.

Prof Dickson has also previously served as the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

She additionally holds a PhD and a Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (GCAP from King’s College London.