‘We are not in normal times’ is what is on the lips of virtually everybody nowadays. So educational institutions across the world are devising new ways to improve on its education.
So is the dreams and ambitions of the first female Vice-Chancellor of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Professor Rita Akosua Dickson, as she has promised to give each student of the institution a laptop.
The newly appointed Vice-Chancellor made this promise on August 1, 2020 when she officially assumed office and took over from the former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Obiri Danso.
Professor Rita Akosua Dickson’s swearing-in was attended by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, who is also Chancellor of KNUST and also the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo.
The President of the Republic said he was confident Professor Akosua Dickson would rise to the challenge of the new role assigned to her and excel in it.
The female Vice-Chancellor who’s term of office started on August 1, 2020, will span over a four-year period, ending on July 31, 2024. Before her role as the new Vice-Chancellor, she acted as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University.
Professor Rita Dickson again served as the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She holds a PhD in a Graduate Certificate in Academic practice from the Kings College – London.
This will go along way to help in the fight for gender equality and women empowerment in the country.