The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has appointed Professor (Mrs) Rita Akosua Dickson, a Professor of Pharmacognosy as the new Vice-Chancellor.
Her appointment makes her the first female to occupy the position in the history of the University.
Prof Rita Akosua Dickson, who is also an Alumna of the University, until her appointment, was the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University.
She will serve for a four-year term beginning August 01, 2020.
Her appointment was announced in an official statement signed by the Registrar of the University who also doubles as the Secretary to the University Council.
“It is announced for the information of members of Staff, Students, the University Community, and the general public that the Council of the University, at its 258th (Special) Meeting held on Thursday, June 25th, 2020. Upon the acceptance of the Report of the Search Committee for the Appointment of a Vice-Chancellor for the University, has appointed Professor (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson, a Professor of Pharmacognosy as Vice-Chancellor,” the statement said.