Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo is the first female Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana
Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo has been confirmed as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana.
This follows a decision of the University Council of Wednesday, October 20, 2021. His tenure takes effect from October 26, 2021.
Professor Amfo, professor of linguistics, is thus the first woman to reach the high office of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana.
Prior to her confirmation, Prof. Amfo was acting vice-chancellor of the country’s first university, from August 2021. Prior to that, she was professional vice-chancellor, in charge of academic and student affairs.
News of his confirmation has so far been greeted with enthusiasm by current and past students of the university, who have praised his exceptional leadership potential and exceptional administrative prowess.
After being confirmed as vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Amfo will have to manage the day-to-day activities of the university, being responsible for the discipline in addition to other administrative responsibilities.
Her term as Vice-Chancellor will last for a maximum of five years, after which she may retain her post or be replaced accordingly.
About Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo
A former student of the University of Ghana, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo received her secondary education at Holy Child School and Archbishop Porter Girls’ Secondary School. She continued her studies at the University of Ghana from 1991 to 1996 for a bachelor’s degree in French and linguistics. His Masters (2001) and PhD (2007) degrees in Linguistics are both from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway.
Professor Amfo is currently an advisory board member of the Coalition of People Against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Harmful Practices (CoPASH) – a program supported by UNFPA.
She is a member of several professional associations including the Society of Communication, Medicine and Ethics, International Pragmatics Association (where she sits on its advisory board; the first African to hold this position since the Association was created in 1986); West African Linguistic Society and Ghana Linguistics Association (where she was president from 2010 to 2014); a pioneering researcher, principal investigator and chair of the African Humanities Program Steering Committee of the American Council of Learned Societies.
She is also a member of the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD), Commonwealth Professional.