All You Need To Know About The newly appointed and First Female Vice- Chancellor of KNUST
SHORT PROFILE OF PROF. MRS. RITA AKOSUA DICKSON, KNUST.
One could be asking who the newly appointed and first female Vice- Chancellor of KNUST is. Well, Hypeghnewsroom has gathered some amazing facts about the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rita Akosua Dickson.
Rita Akosua Dickson is a Ghanaian phytochemist who graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy in 1994 and acquired an MPharm at the same university in Pharmacognosy in 1999. She later won a Commonwealth Educational Scholarship in 2003, which enabled her to move to the United Kingdom to pursue a PhD at Kings’ College London, University of London.
Dickson began her career as a lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in the year 2000. After leaving to pursue further studies in the UK, she returned to Ghana in 2007 and continued lecturing at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. In 2009 she was promoted to a senior lecturer and further to an associate professor in 2014. Prior to her appointment as pro vice chancellor in 2018, she was the dean of the faculty of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.
In September 2018, she was appointed the pro vice chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology making her the first female to occupy this position.She is a board member of the Pharmacy Council and Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana.
On June 25,2020 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology announced her appointment as the first female Vice Chancellor of the University effective 1st August,2020. She is to serve a four-year term.
She is married to Nana Dickson with four children. She is a Christian and fellowships Grace Baptist Church, Amakom in Kumasi.
From Hypeghnewsroom, we say Congratulations for reaching this feat. More grease to your elbow Mama Dickson.