The University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has appointed the first ever female vice-chancellor in KNUST campus history.
This was during the council of the university’s 258th (special) meeting held on Thursday, 25 June.
“Prior to her appointment as vice-chancellor, Professor Rita Akosua Dickson served as the pro-vice-chancellor at the university” – Focusnewsroom reports.
Now she becomes the first lady to occupy the position in the history of the university according to the information gathered by Yebekagh Multimedia.
Professor Rita Akosua Dickson has been duly appointed as the incumbent vice-chancellor as Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso’s tenure has expired.
It is reported that the news was announced to members of staff, students, the university community, and the general public by the council of the university during its 258th (special) meeting held on 25 June.
The historic professor’s tenure begins on 1 August and will end on 31 July, 2024, before it would be decided whether she would continue with another term or the role would be passed on to another viable person.
KNUST made an announcement in March for the position of vice-chancellor, and many had hopes that the female professor would take up the coveted position.