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.
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.