- The University of Science and Technology in Kumasi has appointed the first female vice-chancellor in its 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
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has appointed Professor Rita Akosua Dickson as vice-chancellor, which makes her the first lady to occupy the position in the history of the university.
The campus-based radio station, Focusnewsroom.com reports that the female professor served as pro-vice-chancellor of the university until her recent appointment.
Professor Rita Akosua Dickson has been duly appointed as the incumbent vice-chancellor 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 person.
Prior to this pronouncement, 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.
In another interesting report by Briefly.co.za, Vee Kativhu, a brilliant young black lady who is also a popular YouTuber, gained admission to study her master's at Harvard University after graduating from Oxford.
Narrating her story in different posts sighted by Briefly.co.za on her Twitter handle, Vee indicates that she was raised by a single parent from Zimbabwe and went through many struggles.
When Vee's father passed on, the young woman had to leave her home country, learn English, attend disruptive state schools, and work long hours to help her mother.
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