Prof. Rita Akosua Dickson has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor for The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
She thus becomes the first female to be appointed to the position in the history of the University. Her appointment, according to a statement from the KUNST, takes effect from August 1, 2020. Prior to her new appointment, Prof. (Mrs) Rita Akosua Dickson served as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the institution.
Prof. Dickson was the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences before her appointment as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the university in 1994.
She served as the acting Vice-Chancellor in October 2018 when the then Vice-Chancellor Prof. Obiri Danso was asked to step aside temporarily, after weeks of student agitations and violence on the campus.