Two Professors of this University namely;, Prof. Paul Kingsley Buah Bassuah (Dean, School of Physical Sciences)and Prof. Paa Kobina Turkson (Dean,School of Agriculture) were among a group of 10 academicians who were inducted as Fellows of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) at the 52nd Founder’s Week Celebrations held at the British Council in Accra.
The week’s celebration which is on the theme: “Ghana’s Employment Challenge” commenced from
November 21– 25, 2011.Their election and subsequent induction into the Academy was as a result of their extensive research and contributions to knowledge in the sciences.
Currently, the University of Cape Coast has four Fellows in the GAAS namely; Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, the Co-ordinator of Laser and Fibre Optic Centre (LAFOC) and former Dean of the School of Physical Sciences, Prof. Samuel Yeboah Mensah; Prof. Paul Kingsley Buah Bassuah(Dean, School of Physical Sciences) andProf. Paa Kobina Turkson (Dean, School of Agriculture).
It will be recalled that the GAAS was founded by the first President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1959 with the main objective of “ promoting the study, extension and dissemination of knowledge in the Arts and Sciences.” The election of Fellows to the academy is on the basis of excellence in the Arts and Sciences. It is made up of merit-based scientists, scholars and thinkers, artists and intellectuals who are dedicated to the advancement and application of evidence-based knowledge for improved human progress.As part of its core mandate, the Academy is expected to advise the Government of Ghana and other relevant bodies on issues of importance to national development.
The Campus Update congratulates the two professors for their meritorious academic achievements.
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