KNUST Senior Staff Association lauds University’s Council for retaining Prof Rita Akosua Dickson as VC

Professor Rita Akosua Dickson VC,  KNUST

The local chapter of the Senior Staff Association – Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has commended the University’s Council for retaining Professor Rita Akosua Dickson as the school’s Vice Chancellor.

The National Chairman for SSA-UoG and Chairman of the KNUST local chapter Mr George Ansong praised the Council’s decision, describing it as a win for the university.

Speaking to OTEC News Reporter Jacob Agyenim Boateng, Mr Anson said he was optimistic the VC will once again live up to expectations.

“Professor Rita Akosua Dickson has indeed delivered in her first term as the University’s VC, exceeding our expectations. We are ready to work with her again,” he said.

The Chairman highlighted the VC’s open-door policy, which has brought a sense of unity and improved the University’s performance.

“She is always accommodating, making her a good leader for the school,” Mr George Ansong added.

The Chairman also noted that the VC’s vision to make KNUST one of the best universities in the world aligns with the association’s core vision, and they offer their full support to her leadership.

Council’s Announcement

The governing board of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) on Thursday June 20,2024 announced the renewal of Professor Rita Akosua Dickson’s appointment as Vice Chancellor.

Her new term, which will last for the next two years, is set to begin on August 1, 2024, and end on July 31, 2026.

In a statement signed by the REGISTRAR A. K Boateng , the council explained that this decision follows a recommendation by a committee.

The release further added, “Consequently, Council has renewed the appointment of Prof. (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson as Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, for another term of two (2) years, effective August 1, 2024, to July 31, 2026.”Source:

Source: Ghana/ Agyenim Boateng

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