See Who Becomes the New KNUST Vice Chancellor


Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) for the next four years.

His appointment is a four-year tenure which takes effect from August 1, 2016, to June 31, 2020.

This was contained in a statement by the KNUST on Thursday, May 19 and signed by the Acting Registrar of the University.

The University’s Council in a press statement released on Thursday May 19 said the decision was taken at the Council’s 238th Special Meeting held Thursay, May 19, 2016.

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Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso will be replacing the outgoing VC, Professor William Otoo Ellis, who was appointed in May 2010.

Professor William Otoo Ellis has been elected twice as Pro Vice-Chancellor by his peers since 2007.

In 2010, Prof. Ellis was appointed the Vice-Chancellor of KNUST and the University Council endorsed his performance after the first term of four years for a second term of two years which ends in July, 2016.

Prof. Obiri-Danso holds a Bachelors Degree in Biological Science, and an MPhil in Food Microbiology from the KNUST and a Ph.D. in Environmental Microbiology from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom.

He is currently the Provost of the College of Science at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.


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