Girls told to pursue science and technology-related programmes


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By
Florence Afriyie Mensah, GNA

Kumasi, Sept 29, GNA –
Professor Mrs. Rita Akosua Dickson, the newly elected Pro Vice Chancellor of
the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has encouraged
girls to pursue science and technology-related courses.

She said she was eager
to see many female students doing programmes in science, technology,
engineering and mathematics (STEM).

By
Florence Afriyie Mensah, GNA

Kumasi, Sept 29, GNA –
Professor Mrs. Rita Akosua Dickson, the newly elected Pro Vice Chancellor of
the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has encouraged
girls to pursue science and technology-related courses.

She said she was eager
to see many female students doing programmes in science, technology,
engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Prof Mrs. Dickson, who
was speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Kumasi, pledged to lead efforts
at stimulating the interest of female students in STEM programmes.

She would work with
the University’s Management on this to significantly increase the number of
students admitted into these academic disciplines.

Prof. Mrs. Dickson,
the first female Pro Vice Chancellor of the KNUST, is an alumna of the
University.

She graduated with a
Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy in 1994, pursued graduate studies leading to the
award of MPharm. in Pharmacognosy in 1999 and was appointed a lecturer the
following year in the Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy and
Pharmaceutical Sciences, KNUST.

In 2003, she was
awarded a Commonwealth scholarship to pursue a postgraduate doctoral degree
(PhD) at Kings’ College London, University of London, UK.

She used the
opportunity to successfully complete her programme and acquire a Graduate
Certificate in Academic Practice (GCAP), from the same university.

She returned to
teaching at the KNUST in 2007 and was promoted to a Senior Lecturer in 2009 and
became an Associate Professor in 2014.

GNA


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