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Prof. Yankah elected member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah has been elected to the membership of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AMACAD). A letter, jointly signed by the Chair of the Board, Nancy C. Andrews and the President, David W. Oxtoby, and addressed to the Minister of State, announced his

GAAS Fellow co-leads team of Ghanaian scientists to sequence genomes of novel corona virus

GAAS Fellow co-leads team of Ghanaian scientists to sequence genomes of novel corona virus A fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts & Sciences (GAAS), Professor Gordon Awandare has co-led a team of scientists at the University of Ghana to sequence genomes of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the global COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Awandare, who

GAAS President Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu nominated to Supreme Court Bench

President Nana Akufo-Addo has nominated Prof Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu alongside Justice Clemence Hoenyenugah, Justice Issifu Amidu Tanko and Mr Emmanuel Yoni Kulendi to the Supreme Court bench. The announcement was made by the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye, today, March 19, 2020. The Supreme Court Justice nominees are to replace Justices on the Apex Court


The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, on Thursday 5th March, took time to honor their greatest asset and finest minds of the country they lost in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Prof. H.J.A.N. Mensa-Bonsu, the President of the Academy,  in her opening remarks at the memorial service explained that the “memorial event is not intended

Prof. Samuel Nii Odai inducted VC of Accra Technical University

The first Substantive Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Accra Technical University (ATU), Professor Samuel Nii Odai, was on Friday inducted into office to steer affairs for the next four years. A professor of Water Resources Engineering, Professor Nii Odai appointed in July this year, is a former Pro VC of the Kwame Nkrumah University of

Prof Isabella Quakyi receives The Clara Southmayd Ludlow Awards

  Prof Isabella Quakyi has been named the 2019 recipient of The Clara Southmayd Ludlow Award by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). The Clara Southmayd Ludlow Medal is a prestigious award which was created in 2017 by ASTMH in honor of Clara Southmayd Ludlow (1852-1924), a female scientist, who through her