The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has elected its first ever female Vice-Chancellor.

The Governing Council of KNUST settled on Professor Rita Akosua Dickson who has been serving as Pro-Vice Chancellor.

She will replace Prof Kwasi Obiri Danso, who ends his four-year term in office July ending.

Prof. Dickson assumes office on August 1, 2020 for a four-year term, ending July 31, 2024.

About Prof Rita Dickson

Prof. Mrs. Rita Akosua Dickson is an alumna of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy in 1994.

She pursued graduate studies leading to the award of MPharm. in Pharmacognosy in 1999 and was appointed a lecturer the following year in the Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, KNUST.

In 2003, she was awarded a Commonwealth scholarship to pursue a PhD at Kings’ College London, University of London, UK.