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    Emeritus Professor Samuel Sefa-Dedeh Takes Over GAAS Presidency

    EMERITUS PROFESSOR SAMUEL SEFA-DEDEH TAKES OVER GAAS PRESIDENCY Her Ladyship, Justice Professor Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu, JSC, FGA has handed over the office of President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) to Emeritus Prof. Samuel Kofi Sefa-Dedeh, FGA for the period 2021-2022. The changing of batons took place at a brief ceremony held at


    On Tuesday, 26 May, 2020, Professor Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu became the 5th female to be sworn into office as justice of the Supreme Court. The President of the Academy was sworn in alongside Justice Emmanuel Yonny Kulendi, by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. “You have met the stringent requirements of article 128

    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